Hotel, drive-through and commercial building proposed for Grass Valley

The agenda for the Grass Valley Development Review Committee popped into my inbox.

And “lo and behold,” it includes a proposed 44,400 square foot four-story hotel (79 to 81 rooms) that includes 2,100 square feet of commercial space; a 3,900 square foot drive-through building; and 3,200 square foot commercial building. Northwest corner of East Main Street/West Olympia Drive and the southwest corner of Annex Avenue/W. Olympia Dr.

“The applicant requests Development Review Committee comments on two alternative conceptual site plans for a commercial project that includes three buildings,” according to the application.  “No building elevations are provided at this time. Both alternatives include a four-story hotel, a drive- through facility, and small commercial building.

“The main difference between the alternatives is the location of the hotel, which then changes the circulation and parking patterns. Option 1, shown as “Plotted 12/8/15”, locates the hotel adjacent to East Main Street. Option 2, shown as “Middle Option Plotted 12/16/15”, places the hotel near the center of the site with a parking area adjacent to East Main Street. Option 1 includes 81 rooms in the hotel. Option 2 includes 79 rooms in the hotel.”

“Option 1 includes a total of one-hundred, thirty-two (132) parking spaces, including six (6) accessible parking spaces, eleven (11) compact spaces, and six (6) motorcycle spaces.

“Option 2 includes a total of one-hundred, thirty (130) parking spaces, including five (5) accessible parking spaces, eighteen (18) compact spaces, and five (5) motorcycle spaces.

“Should the property redevelop, full road improvements will be required along the property frontages: East Main Street, West Olympia Drive, and Annex Avenue. The applicant also notes they will provide curb, gutter, and paving on the eastern side of West Olympia Drive up to Annex Avenue.”

All the details are here.

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

6 thoughts on “Hotel, drive-through and commercial building proposed for Grass Valley”

  1. IIRC, I think this is across the Nevada City Hwy from Burger King and up that little road behind the 76 station. “Full road improvements” indeed. Again, IIRC, it’s a residential neighborhood up there. I’m sure they’ll love a four story hotel across the street. Interesting.

  2. Makes me wonder if this is why the 76 station at the corner of Main and Brunswick recently removed all reference to 76 petroleum by covering their tall sign and painting over all references to 76?

    1. I’m not sure it’s related, but I don’t know.

      The issue with this project — at least for the lenders — will be whether our market’s year-round hotel vacancy rate is sufficient to cover the cost of building it.

      A recent cautionary tale has been Hospice of the Foothills’ inpatient facility:
      https://sierrafoothillsreport.com/2015/12/11/hospice-of-the-foothills-closes-compassionate-care-home-after-opening-with-fanfare-in-2008/

      People need to keep asking: “If you build it, will they come”?

      Another one to watch: paying off the debt of the CORR building.

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