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San Ramon: Planning Commission to review 169-room City Center Hotel project

Plus, commissioners to continue discussion of Crow Canyon Specific Plan Update

The 169 room City Center Hotel project is proposed to be located on the southeast corner of the Camino Ramon and Bishop Drive intersection(Image courtesy city of San Ramon)

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set Tuesday to review plans for the construction of a 169-room hotel on the Bishop Ranch property, a project that has long been planned for the development of the City Center area.

Proposed to be located on the southeast corner of the Camino Ramon and Bishop Drive intersection, the City Center Hotel is designed to form a "U" shape and consist of five stories covering 115,496 square feet.

The hotel would cover 115,496 square feet and include five stories. (Image courtesy city of San Ramon)

According to city officials, amenities would include a restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, outdoor event space and an associated parking area.

The hotel has long been a part of the City Center Mixed Use Master Plan, which also consists of creating 4,500 multi-family housing units covering approximately 135 acres in the heart of the Bishop Ranch property.

In addition to the 169-room hotel, other amenities proposed to be included in the area's development include a number of new parks and new parking structures that will replace existing surface parking lots.

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The San Ramon Planning Commission's regular meeting is set to be held remotely on video teleconferencing app Zoom starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Interested residents can view the meeting on the city's Zoom account using the webinar ID 962 6441 8670, or listen in by calling 669-900-6833, 888-788-0099 (toll free) or 877-853-5247 (toll free).

Residents can have comments read into the record by emailing the commission at [email protected] prior to 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Comments must include "Public Comment 6/7/2020" in the email's subject line as well as the commenter's name.

In other business

The Planning Commission is also set to continue its review of the city's Crow Canyon Specific Plan Update, which guides the development of approximately 134 acres of commercial and living space in northwest San Ramon.

Commissioners are seeking public input on the planning process and after further review will consider granting final approval for the plan during its scheduled meeting on Aug. 18. If the plan is approved by the commission during that meeting, then it will move on for final deliberation by the City Council in September.

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San Ramon: Planning Commission to review 169-room City Center Hotel project

Plus, commissioners to continue discussion of Crow Canyon Specific Plan Update

by / Danville San Ramon

Uploaded: Mon, Jul 6, 2020, 3:11 pm

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set Tuesday to review plans for the construction of a 169-room hotel on the Bishop Ranch property, a project that has long been planned for the development of the City Center area.

Proposed to be located on the southeast corner of the Camino Ramon and Bishop Drive intersection, the City Center Hotel is designed to form a "U" shape and consist of five stories covering 115,496 square feet.

According to city officials, amenities would include a restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, outdoor event space and an associated parking area.

The hotel has long been a part of the City Center Mixed Use Master Plan, which also consists of creating 4,500 multi-family housing units covering approximately 135 acres in the heart of the Bishop Ranch property.

In addition to the 169-room hotel, other amenities proposed to be included in the area's development include a number of new parks and new parking structures that will replace existing surface parking lots.

The San Ramon Planning Commission's regular meeting is set to be held remotely on video teleconferencing app Zoom starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Interested residents can view the meeting on the city's Zoom account using the webinar ID 962 6441 8670, or listen in by calling 669-900-6833, 888-788-0099 (toll free) or 877-853-5247 (toll free).

Residents can have comments read into the record by emailing the commission at [email protected] prior to 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Comments must include "Public Comment 6/7/2020" in the email's subject line as well as the commenter's name.

In other business

The Planning Commission is also set to continue its review of the city's Crow Canyon Specific Plan Update, which guides the development of approximately 134 acres of commercial and living space in northwest San Ramon.

Commissioners are seeking public input on the planning process and after further review will consider granting final approval for the plan during its scheduled meeting on Aug. 18. If the plan is approved by the commission during that meeting, then it will move on for final deliberation by the City Council in September.

Comments

Mike Conklin
San Ramon
on Jul 7, 2020 at 11:26 am
Mike Conklin , San Ramon
on Jul 7, 2020 at 11:26 am
4 people like this

I fully support and endorse Sunset and Bishop Ranch's development plan and architectural design for the proposed City Center Hotel at the corner of Camino Ramon and Bishop Drive.
Like all things Sunset Development and Bishop Ranch do, this an extremely well-planned addition to our City Center. I especially like the attention paid to the Sustainable Green aspects this project considered. I have no objections to the design height simular to Chevron which has existed for decades and I believe the design fits in with the valley floor well.
Mike Conklin San Ramon


Kris Huff
San Ramon
on Jul 7, 2020 at 2:16 pm
Kris Huff, San Ramon
on Jul 7, 2020 at 2:16 pm
2 people like this

Unlike SF or Oak companies that get preference as a local business on local projects hiring local labor - San Ramon has not taken any steps to ensure that their own businesses paying the expensive rents and hiring the local community are pursued with a documented good-faith effort and given preference to the contractor that hires local contractors. This is a missed opportunity for our community to work and support from within. This is done by every other large city on every large development or City project. This is just the LBE care of a city - this does not address any of the lack of hiring preference to contractors that are MBE, WBE, DBE, DVBE, SDVOSB participation. I hope for some leadership on this front on future and upcoming projects.


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