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Lehi Gives OK to Hotel Amid Protests by Parents

Lehi Gives OK to Hotel Amid Protests by Parents

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LEHI, Utah (AP) -- About 150 parents and children packed a Lehi planning commission meeting last night hoping to stop the city from approving a plan to build an extended-stay hotel next to an elementary school.

But commissioners voted unanimously to give a conditional-use permit and site plan approval to the builder of the North Bench Business Park Extended Stay Suites.

The hotel will share a border with Fox Hollow Elementary. Pointing to crime stories involving extended-stay hotels, parents say the hotel could attract drug users and pedophiles.

Commissioners say there is no hard evidence of danger to students. But they voted to require the hotel to construct a 12-foot wall between the hotel and the school, plant trees to block the view from the hotel's upper stories.

Information from: The Daily Herald

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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