ATC Hotel and Commercial Project
The City's Architectural Review Board (ARB), met on December 15, 2020, received public testimony, and provided several recommendations for the Planning Commission's (PC) consideration. At this meeting, an inconsistency in the City's Implementation Plan (IP) of the Local Coastal Program (LCP) was discovered. To ensure consistency, the project was paused to provide time to allow the City to undertake a clarifying amendment to Section 23.90.180.C.4.g of the IP which would bring the various regulatory requirements into alignment. The LCP amendment was certified by the Coastal Commission at its August 2021 meeting.
An amended Planning application (Use Permit, Architectural Review Permit, Tree Permit with Development, and Coastal Development Permit) was submitted to the Community Development Department (CDD) on September 8, 2021. The amended application submittal includes revisions to the project design to ensure compliance with the recently-certified LCP amendment. The revised project design also addresses many of the ARB’s recommendations provided at the December 15, 2020, ARB meeting. Links to the September 2021 revised plan set and the ATC Hotel and Commercial Project Revisions Narrative are provided below in the drop-down menu labelled Project Plans and Studies. A plan set is available for public review at the CDD office Monday through Friday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. In following current COVID-19 guidelines, we are only able to accommodate one person in our conference room for one hour at a time.
Staff has reviewed the submitted materials and is continuing to process the amended application. A Special Meeting of the Planning Commission has been scheduled for Thursday, October 28 at 6pm. The Planning Commission's decision is appealable to the City Council. In addition, as portions of the project are within the designated Coastal Commission appeals jurisdiction, the final City decision is appealable to the California Coastal Commission, at least for those portions within the appeals jurisdiction. Whether or not the Planning Commission's action on the project is appealed - or called up to - the City Council, the Council will consider the associated purchase and sale agreement and street vacation for the proposed use of a portion of the Sloat Avenue Right-of-Way. The City Council's consideration of the street vacation and purchase and sale agreement as well as any appeal or call-up of the Planning Commission's decision will follow the Planning Commission’s action as soon as is feasible.
The American Tin Cannery Hotel and Commercial Project's Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) comment period closed on Monday, September 28, 2020, at 5pm. The required 45-day comment period was extended to 60 days to provide for additional comment opportunities. Over 100 comment letters were received, including those by individuals who wrote more than one email or letter. Kimley-Horn and Associates, the EIR preparer, prepared responses to each of the comments received during the comment period and included these comments, along with appropriate updates to the EIR, in a proposed Final EIR. The Final EIR will be considered by City decision makers along with the project permits and entitlements. The FEIR and project plans are available for review at the Community Development Department at City Hall as well as on the City's CEQA webpage.
Project Description Summary
American Tin Cannery Hotel and Commercial Project Plans:
- Project Revisions Narrative - September 8, 2021
- REVISED Architectural Permit Submittal - Received September 8, 2021
- Architectural Permit Submittal - Received November 30, 2020
- Coastal Development Permit Submittal - Received August 2020
American Tin Cannery Hotel and Commercial Project Studies: