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The following article was posted on March 13th, 2014, in the New Times - Volume 28, Issue 33 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 28, Issue 33

Pismo Beach hotel project remains in limbo

By RHYS HEYDEN

An extensive hotel project opposite the Pismo Pier—considered a key part of Pismo Beach’s downtown development plans—was discussed for three hours and, ultimately, punted by the city’s Planning Commission on March 11.

The 108-room hotel project—dubbed “The Inn @ Pismo Pier”—also includes a 128-space underground parking garage, a 125-person convention/meeting facility, seven small retail spaces, a rooftop pool, and an outdoor dining area. Currently, the project site is a vacant dirt lot directly across from the Pismo Pier.

The commission was generally supportive of the development, but unanimously continued the project to a public workshop on April 2 in order to hammer out desired changes with the architect and developer.

At the end of the discussion, Pismo Beach Community Development Director Jon Biggs summarized those desired changes, which include incorporating more commercial spaces with street frontage on Pomeroy Avenue and Hinds Avenue, increasing public spaces and access, and differentiating the architecture of the hotel to make it less “stark.”

“We think a mixed-use project at that location could be very good for downtown, but we want to make sure it has the right style and design,” Biggs told New Times.

Representatives of the project’s developer—Santa Barbara-based SCM Pier Partners, LLC—expressed frustration with the commission’s micromanaging but said they would do their best to incorporate the desired changes.