Your Questions Answered

FAQ2021-03-30T19:28:26+00:00

As with anything new, there are always a number of questions. In our efforts to listen to the public discussion regarding the ATC-Pacific Grove Hotel and Commercial Project, we have compiled a list of actual questions, their answers and links to where you can find additional information

What is the ATC – Pacific Grove Hotel and Commercial Project?2020-12-01T03:29:56+00:00

The ATC -Pacific Grove is a proposed hotel and commercial project located at 125 Oceanview Boulevard in Pacific Grove, the site of the old American Tin Cannery. The project retains the original factory building with its familiar sawtooth roof. The hotel includes a 121 room Group and Family wing on the lower portion of the property and a 104 room Executive Wing on the upper portion of the property. Additionally, the ATC – Pacific Grove also includes approximately 20,000 square feet of commercial and retail space. There are a total of 304 valet parking spaces on site.

How will the project be sustainably developed?2020-12-01T03:31:41+00:00

Great Question! A development’s sustainability comes from two areas; how it is built and after it is built, how it effects the environment. The ATC – Pacific Grove Hotel and Commercial Project will strive to meet Gold LEED standards. LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a program through the United States Green Building Council that standardizes the process.

How will the environment be protected?2020-12-01T22:39:31+00:00

Comstock Development is committed to projects that are not only environmentally friendly but sustainably designed. The ATC – Pacific Grove Hotel and Commercial project will include extensive measures to protect wildlife and marine life. The project has undergone an comprehensive environmental review in strict accordance with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was prepared by the City of Pacific Grove to identify any potential impacts to the environment. The DEIR includes numerous technical studies to evaluate Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Geology and Soils, Green House Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology & Water Quality, Land Use & Planning, Noise & Vibration, Public Services & Recreation, Transportation & Circulation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities, and Service Systems. Every aspect of this project has been thoughtfully reviewed and analyzed by professionals in their respective fields. For additional information and to review the DEIR visit the City of Pacific Grove’s website by CLICKING HERE

 

Will more trees be planted on the site?2020-12-01T22:40:33+00:00

The trees on the property were originally planted for landscaping purposes. The health and condition of the trees have been evaluated by a qualified ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) arborist. The project includes the removal of existing trees on the property, however, new trees will be planted to replace the trees removed.  For more information on this, please refer to the project plans on the City of Pacific Grove’s website by CLICKING HERE.

Why does Pacific Grove need another lodging option?2020-12-01T07:00:59+00:00

Pacific Grove offers visitors a wide range of accommodations including inns, bed and breakfasts, and motels. The ATC – Pacific Grove Hotel and Commercial Project will be a full-service hotel offering expanded amenities including modern meeting and event space. Meeting and event space located in Pacific Grove is critical for the city as it offers local groups, non-profits, educational institutions, and families the opportunity to host events in their hometown.

Does the project comply with Pacific Grove’s development requirements?2020-12-01T03:58:28+00:00

Yes. The ATC – Pacific Grove Hotel and Commercial Project fully complies with all of the City’s land use policies, including the General Plan, Municipal Code, new Local Coastal Plan and all associated development standards. Additionally, the project did not require, or request, any exceptions or variances from the City’s requirements.

Is this site zoned for hotel and commercial use?2020-12-01T21:22:59+00:00

Yes, in 2016, Pacific Grove voters overwhelmingly passed a measure approving a zoning change to allow a hotel and commercial project to be built on this site. The Pacific Grove community has anticipated a hotel development on the site for a number of years.

What is a green roof?2020-11-19T22:18:28+00:00

One of the most unique features of the ATC – Pacific Grove is the half-acre of green roof. About the size of half a football field, the roof acts as natural insulation that reduces energy consumption and reduces localized greenhouse gas emissions. The green roof will be comprised of native grasses, plants, shrubs and trees and will be irrigated through rain and greywater collected on site. The space will be available for the public to enjoy.

How will the hotel and commercial project contribute to Pacific Grove’s economy?2020-12-01T07:02:16+00:00

There are several ways this hotel and commercial project will contribute to Pacific Grove’s economy. The development will provide a source of additional revenue to the City through Transient Occupancy Tax as well as increased Sales and Property Taxes. In addition, the hotel and commercial retail options will be a source of new employment opportunities ranging from part-time or seasonal to management level career positions.