ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On Wednesday, the Roanoke City Board of Zoning Appeals approved a new hotel proposed for the Crystal Spring area.

The Board of Zoning Appeals says the boutique hotel was approved on Wednesday, Aug. 10, allowing it to be built on Crystal Spring Avenue SW.

The plans for the hotel have sparked controversy due to concerns about the construction, parking, and architecture disturbing the south Roanoke community.

The Board of Zoning appeals unanimously approved special exception applications to build both a hotel and a restaurant after the nearly hour and a half long meeting.

The new hotel and restaurant will sit on the same stretch of Crystal Spring Avenue SW where a Famous Anthony’s restaurant used to be. The restaurant made headlines last year for a hepatitis A exposure shortly before it closed down for unrelated reasons.