1133 Ocean Ave Development Agreement Miramar Hotel Project
Updated September 24, 2020:
The staff report for the City Council public hearing for the Miramar Hotel Project Development Agreement is now available online:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020. The Council meeting will
begin at 5:30 PM via Teleconference:
Please see the agenda for more information about how you can view the online meeting and provide remote public comments, including by telephone call-in.
Updated September 10, 2020:
A public hearing has been scheduled on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 for the City Council to formally review and make a decision on the Miramar Hotel Project Development Agreement, Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan Amendment, Vesting Tentative Tract Map, and Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Planning Commission held two hearings to review the project on September 2 and 9, 2020 via Teleconference and voted 6-1 to recommend approval of the development agreement with proposed conditions and recommendations for Council's consideration. The City Council staff report, Development Agreement, Final EIR, and other project materials will be provided on the online meeting agenda approximately one week before the meeting: https://www.smgov.net/departments/clerk/agendas.aspx.
Updated August 21, 2020:
Please see the Planning Commission's September 2, 2020 meeting agenda for the staff report and project plans for the Miramar Hotel Project Development Agreement. The meeting agenda linked below provides information on how you can view the Teleconference meeting and provide comments.
Thank you for your continued interest in the community planning process and this project.
Updated August 3, 2020:
A public hearing has been scheduled for the Planning Commission to review and make a recommendation to the City Council regarding the Miramar Hotel Project Development Agreement, Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan Amendment, Vesting Tentative Tract Map, and Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Planning Commission hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, 2020 via Teleconference. The staff report, Draft Development Agreement, Final EIR, and other project materials will be provided on the Planning Commission's online meeting agenda. A link will be posted here when materials are available and will include information on how to provide written and/or verbal testimony for the Planning Commission public hearing. Please check back next week for more information.
Updated April 13, 2020:
The public comment period for the Miramar Hotel Project Draft EIR has been extended an additional 30 days due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The State requires a 45-day review period and with this extension, the 90-day review period will close on May 24, 2020.
Updated February 24, 2020:
The Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the
proposed Miramar Hotel Project is now available for 60-day review period that
will close on April 24, 2020. The Draft EIR has been prepared in accordance
with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and is available online: https://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Environmental-Reports/Miramar-Hotel-Project-EIR/.
Updated project plans from August 29, 2019 are also provided
below under “Resources”. These plans reflect changes based on City review, including by Mobility,
Fire Department, and Public Landscape. This revised submittal also includes architectural
design modifications based on feedback provided during the courtesy project
update discussions held at the Landmarks Commission in March 2019 and at the
Architectural Review Board in April 2019.
Updated July 23, 2018:
The presentation from the July 19, 2018 Environmental Impact Report Scoping Meeting for the Miramar Hotel Project is posted below as PDF file under "Materials".
Updated June 29, 2018:
A Recirculated Notice of Preparation and Notice of Scoping Meeting for the Miramar Hotel Project Environmental Impact Report is available. Please see the "Environmental Report" page for more information about the Notice of Preparation and the Scoping Meeting scheduled for July 19, 2018 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Ken Edwards Center. (Please see the link located on the right-hand column of this project page.)
of Miramar Hotel site (“Miramar Hotel Project”) with mixed-use hotel with up to
312 guest rooms; food and beverage facilities; retail; spa/fitness;
meeting/event facilities; market-rate condominiums; affordable housing at
1127-1129 2nd Street parcel directly across the street; subterranean parking;
and new ground level open space areas (52% of site area) including around the
Landmark Moreton Bay Fig Tree, along Ocean Avenue, and at the Ocean Avenue/Wilshire
A Development Agreement
application was originally submitted by Ocean Avenue, LLC in April 2011. The
Planning Commission discussed the original project concept for a new mixed-use
hotel in February 2012 and the City Council held a Float-Up discussion and gave
authorization to proceed with project and environmental review and negotiations
in April 2012. The Applicant submitted a
revised project design in February 2013 that modified the original proposal to
include a central tower with a maximum building height of 262’ and 21 stories.
An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Scoping Meeting was held in compliance
with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in May 2013.
Per Council’s direction, City
review of the earlier-proposed design was put on hold pending completion of the
Downtown Community Plan, which was adopted the Council in August 2017. Now
that the Downtown Community Plan (DCP) has been enacted, this revised proposal
has been submitted in compliance with the standards for seeking discretionary
approval for a project on this 4.5-acre site, one of the three Established Large
Sites identified in the DCP.
The revised project submitted
in April 2018 consists of the following components: a new 312-room hotel with
food/beverage, meeting/event facilities, spa/fitness, and retail space to
replace the current 301-room hotel; up to 60 market-rate condominium units;
100% affordable housing project on Second Street parcel with the number of
affordable rental units not less than 50% of the number of market-rate
condominium units; approximately 52% open space at the ground level; and
subterranean parking for approximately 428 vehicles.
The revised project
includes retention and rehabilitation of the City-designated Landmark Palisades
Building constructed in 1924 and protection of the Landmark Moreton Bay Fig
Tree planted on the property circa 1899. The proposed maximum building height
is 10-stories and 130 feet at the central tower with lower varying building
heights at other portions of the site. The proposed project would be approximately
502,157 total SF of Floor Area (239,873 SF of Floor Area net-new on site). The Floor Area Ratio of
developed space to size of the site is approximately 2.6.