Arroyo Grande commission approves Tompkins’ hotel plan
February 19, 2016
Following a redesign of the project, the Arroyo Grande Planning Commission unanimously approved developer Nick Tompkins’ plans to build the first hotel in the Village of Arroyo Grande. The project is called the Village Inn Hotel. [KSBY]
Tompkins is planning to build a two-story, 54-room hotel in a 27,800 square foot building at 325 E. Branch Avenue. The property is located next to Mason Bar and Grill.
In December, planning commissioners criticized the design of the proposed hotel, saying it did not fit the character of the Village. Tompkins then changed the design from a Monterey Coastal look to a village cottage style.
The planning commission approved the project on Thursday..
A few residents and business owners who spoke at the meeting expressed concerns about traffic and parking issues. Hotel plans include a 69-space parking lot.
It is unclear if there are any plans to appeal the project to the city council.