Rancho Mirage staff members are recommending that the town reject a proposal to establish a 4-story hotel at The River when it goes to the Arranging Commission on June 24.
New York Metropolis-primarily based Cheer Land River LP, owner of The River, wants to develop the resort in the buying and entertainment center’s west side parking whole lot, on the southwest corner of Bob Hope and Rancho Las Palmas drives.
A lodge operator has not been named, but would be akin to a Holiday Inn or Homewood Suites, stated Jeremy Gleim, enhancement expert services director for the city.
The proposed internet site is throughout Bob Hope Push from the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa and would sit on less than 1 acre of the 27.16-acre sophisticated.
The proposal is for 110 rooms, a pool and two outside parts and 125 parking spaces. The creating would be 54 ft tall and a total 61,275 square feet.
The existing zoning, basic professional, permits setting up heights up to 60 toes, nevertheless, buildings are restricted to two stories, Gleim explained.
A “major variance” is remaining asked for by Cheer Land to exceed the two-story limitation, Gleim claimed.
“There are no existing structures with additional than two tales in the vicinity of the venture, which includes every of the 3 existing hotels” positioned within a quarter mile of the proposed web-site, Gleim claimed in the team report to the arranging fee.
In addition to the variance, Cheer Land is requesting a tentative parcel map conditional-use permit and preliminary advancement prepare – each individual of which staff members is recommending be denied.
The resort website is an current parking great deal, which would be shed with no plans to exchange individuals spaces, Gleim explained.
“Therefore, the workers finds that the layout, site, sizing and operating attributes of the proposed use are not suitable with the current and long run land works by using, and produces opportunity targeted traffic conditions” which may perhaps negatively effect other businesses at The River, Gleim explained.
Brendan Liang, the Cheer Land consultant on the challenge, did not answer to a ask for for job interview.
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The organizing commission can go in opposition to staff’s suggestions to deny the undertaking and as a substitute recommend acceptance by the town council.
The scheduling fee meeting commences at 2 p.m. and commissioners will be meeting by way of Zoom. However, Rancho Mirage Metropolis Hall is open to the public for people to show up at and remark in person, or they can do so via Zoom. The Zoom url is included in the agenda packet.
Prepared responses can be submitted to the scheduling division by mail, letter sent in particular person to town hall or by e-mail to [email protected].
Desert Solar reporter Sherry Barkas covers the cities of La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert. She can be achieved at sherry.bark[email protected]. Comply with her on Twitter @TDSsherryBarkas.