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Contact Information

For process questions please contact:

Kathleen Kennedy, Project Planner








Garden Street Hotel


The proposed "Garden Street Hotel" would be a new 250-room hotel spanning a 4.53-acre site, consisting of six lots, at the southwest corner of Garden and East Yanonali Streets.  Guest amenities include library, bar, lounge, market, media salon, meeting rooms, living room, breakfast area, outdoor seating areas with spa, courtyard with pool and spa, fitness room, and a roof deck. In addition, the hotel development would also include six affordable housing units. Parking would be provided in a subterranean parking garage. The main entrance to the hotel would be from Garden Street, with secondary entrances from East Yanonali and Santa Barbara Streets. The project also includes restoration of the wetland/drainage area and 15-foot-wide buffer area located along the Garden Street frontage.


Project Status

The project is currently in the Planning Application phase of entitlements, requiring approval from the City's Planning Commission. The project is scheduled for a decision by the Planning Commission at their February 29, 2024 hearing. 

View the project plans and application materials being considered by the Planning Commission below.