Yet another hotel could be coming to the Garden Grove skyline. At its meeting on Tuesday night, the City Council will consider a purchase agreement to sell a vacant former car dealership to a developer who plans to build a hotel on the property located at 13650 Harbor Blvd., south of the Garden Grove Freeway.
A resolution to sell the 1.45-acre site to the BN Group, LCC for $2.8 million will be considered by the council. BN is a developer and builder of hotel based in Louisiana, which has a portfolio of Hilton, Marriott and other chain-operated hospitality operations along the Gulf Coast.
The sale of the property, once completed, would net the city $1.2 million after paying off the amount owed from the original purchase in 2011. Constructed originally as a Mazda new car dealership, the property went through several uses. It was bought by the city for use as a Vietnam War museum. When fund-raising flagged, and a large balloon payment on the site loomed, the museum plans were dropped and the property put up for sale.
While there are a dozen mid- and high-rise hotels along Harbor Boulevard in what is called The Grove District, a BN hotel would be the first south of Garden Grove Boulevard. While it’s removed some distance from the other hotels – most clustered near Chapman Avenue – it would have excellent visibility from the Garden Grove (22) Freeway and be located not far from a planned regional transit hub at the western end of the OC Streetcar, connecting Garden Grove with Santa Ana’s downtown and civic center.
The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave. The council chambers are undergoing renovation to accommodate the expansion of the council from five to seven members.
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