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The Santa Clarita Planning Commission delayed its decision on a proposed Valencia hotel on Tuesday night, mostly due to what commissioners cited as uninspiring architectural design.

The proposed 101,950-square-foot, 5-story, 134-room Oliver Hotel and adjoining 4,000-square-foot restaurant would be built on McBean Parkway at Valencia Boulevard, where The Greens golf course used to be.

The architectural design has already undergone two rounds of review by the city’s architectural design consulatant, the RRM Design Group, and was deemed consistent with community character and design guidelines.

Contemporary shapes, pop-outs, colors and rock work are all part of the plan that was denied. Commissioner Charles Heffernan was unsatisfied.

“This is a nice design; however, its not something I would put in the center of the city – for a number of reasons,” Heffernan said. “I think we can do better here.”

On a 3-1 vote, the commission instructed city staff to work with the applicant to implement the panel’s various suggestions.

The project will return for Planning Commission consideration Nov. 15.

 

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9 Comments

  1. Chuck Heffernan says:

    Put some elevations of the design up for people to see. It would be good to see what others think.

  2. Jean says:

    We really want a 5 story building?

  3. Jean says:

    I guess maybe the Hyatt is pretty tall too.

    I hope it has a water feature. They are something all of SCV can enjoy esp. if they have seating around the fountain. I don’t care about the supposed “water shortage” and don’t think that should matter for fountains. They are using recycled water anyway.

  4. Alice Stottko says:

    we do NOT need another hotel at this intersection.Stop building in this valley.
    So sad what has happened to a once nice place to live.

    • TRAVIS says:

      Couldn’t agree more . Our family has been out here since the 60’s and its horrible what they are doing. Some people are easy to be sold on the expansion idea. “well their making everything nice “is all I hear. Yeah but at what cost/being lost. Crime is up, traffic is up but as long as those idiots at city hall are getting a piece of the action $$$$$. I see them continuing to build. This town is turning into a greedy cesspool. What I have noticed is its the “NEW SCV PEOPLE” that are all on board for building. All of us that have been here for decades are just shaking our heads.

  5. waterwatcher says:

    Great – they’re worried about how it looks instead of people’s safety. The fire dept. would not build there because of the earthquake fault, but it is perfectly alright to build a high rise hotel on this lot? Why do they think it has been empty for so long. I hope people will not sue the City in the next earthquake for allowing a building there. It will come back on all of us.

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