AMHERST, N.Y.- A debated hotel project in Amherst will move forward after a judge sided with the town board and zoning board of appeals.

Iskalo Development wants to build the six story hotel behind the Lord Amherst Hotel site on Main Street.

Neighbors say it would tower over their properties allowing hotel guests to peer down into their windows and backyards.

But a state supreme court judge denied their request to vacate zoning variances granted by the town.