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Calle Real Hotel Project

5955 Calle Real, Goleta; APN: 069-110-018
Case No. 16-097-DP
Posted Date: June 5, 2020

Calle Real Hotel Project Notice of Preparation for Environmental Impact Report (EIR):

Troy White of TW Land Planning & Development, agent, on behalf of Peninsular Investments, property owner, has requested approval of a Development Plan (16-097-DP) to construct a 128 room, 3-story hotel. The project description and location are provided below. The City of Goleta will be the Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and will prepare an EIR for this project. A Public Scoping Meeting is scheduled for June 18, 2020 to obtain agency and public comment on the adequacy of the scope and content of the environmental information and analysis, including significant environmental issues, reasonable alternatives, and mitigation measures that should be included in the Draft EIR.

The public comment period for EIR scoping begins on May 28, 2020 and was due to close on June 27, 2020.  As per the revised notice below this period has been extended to July 10. 2020 (43 days). All letters should be addressed to Mr. Brian Hiefield, Associate Planner, City of Goleta, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 or bhiefield@cityofgoleta.orgAll comments must be received no later than Friday, July 10, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. Please limit comments to environmental issues. When possible, please use email to submit public comment. There is up to a 10-day delay in processing paper mail due to City of Goleta COVID 19 protocols put in place.

Project Description:

The Project would involve the demolition of the existing vacant building, grading of nearly the entire site, and construction of a three-story 128-room boutique hotel totaling 57,733 sf with a building footprint totaling 19,990 sf. The site is adjacent to commercially zoned lands developed for highway-related and neighborhood-serving commercial uses in the City of Goleta. The building would be at maximum 35 feet high, reaching 39 feet with an equipment screen. The building would include back-of-house operations areas, a pantry/kitchen area, ground-floor lounge area and patio, fitness room, a small laundry and a third-story patio. The Project would provide a total of 138 ground-level parking spaces (including 28 compact, 5 ADA compliant, and 7 motorcycle spaces) and 8 bicycle parking spaces. Project vehicular access would be provided via two (2) two-way driveways onto Calle Real in the northeast and northwest corners of the lot. Egress from both driveways would be restricted by the 3-foot median to right-turn movements onto Calle Real. The westbound ingress turn will only be allowed at the easterly driveway.

Location:

The project site is located at 5955 Calle Real, in the City of Goleta (City) approximately 200 feet east of Fairview Avenue, adjacent to Highway 101 on the south side of the property. The Assessor Parcel Number is 069-110-018.

Notice and Hearings:

Revised Notice of Preparation (NOP) for a Draft EIR extending the public comment period to July 10, 2020.                             (Notice Date June 25, 2020)

Notice of Preparation for a Draft EIR and Notice of Scoping Meeting by the Environmental Hearing Officer on June 18, 2020 (held electronically and telephonically) (Notice Date: May 28, 2020)

All interested parties are encouraged to attend the virtual scoping meeting and to present written and/or oral comments. In light of the city’s need to hold public meetings electronically and telephonically during the COVID-19 pandemic, written comments may also be submitted as instructed below or via email to the cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org or by electronic means during the public hearing (date and time noted above), provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the hearing. 

ELECTRONIC PARTICIPATION: Please register for Environmental Hearing Officer Meeting on Jun 18, 2020 4:00 PM PDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3939220715896997644

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar ID: 828-405-443

You will be connected to audio using your computer's microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended.

You can also select the option to use your telephone, but you must use the Go To Webinar software to interact with the meeting. Select "Use Telephone" after joining the webinar in order to use your telephone.

Oral comments during a meeting may be made by electronic participation only.

Staff Contact:

Comments or questions regarding the project and/or review process can be directed to Brian Hiefield, Associate Planner at bhiefield@cityofgoleta.org, or via telephone at 805-961-7559.

Documents:

Revised Notice of Preparation (NOP) for a Draft EIR extending the public comment period to July 10, 2020.                             (Notice Date June 25, 2020)

Notice of Preparation for a Draft EIR and Notice of Scoping Meeting by the Environmental Hearing Officer on June 18, 2020 (held electronically and telephonically) (Notice Date: May 28, 2020)

 Agenda for June 18, 2020 Environmental Hearing at 4:00 pm - here

Presentation: Draft EIR and Scoping Meeting Presentation from June 18, 2020 Environmental Hearing