Bolsa Row hotel project keeps advancing

A HOTEL, retail and apartment complex with two five-story buildings has been proposed for the Little Saigon area of Westminster.

The proposed Bolsa Row hotel and Festival Street project cleared another hurdle on Wednesday when the Westminster Planning Commission approved a development agreement with the city.

On a 5-0 vote, the commission backed the pact for the City of Westminster to cooperate in the development at the southeast corner of Bolsa Avenue and Brookhurst Street in the Little Saigon area.  The project would include a 144-room hotel, a 48,000-square-foot banquet facility, 37,550 square feet of retail uses and 201 dwelling units.

A principal feature of the development will be a Festival Street with street furniture, landscaping and architectural features intended to be reminiscent of “old Saigon,” now officially known as Ho Chi Minh City in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

The planners and city council have previously approved the specific plan, tentative parcel map and conditional use permit for the project. The development agreement will, among other things, commit the city to certain public improvements necessary for the project to be constructed, such as the undergrounding of utilities and construction of street improvements and medians.

Flag Day celebrated in Westminster

The annual Flag Day ceremony of the City of Westminster will be held on Thursday, June 14 in the Civic Center at noon.

A performance by the Orange Coast musical arts band, Alpha Winds, playing “Grand Old Flag,” will open the program. There will be a traditional reading of “That Ragged Old Flag,” and the Westminster Police Honor Guard, featuring Malcolm Willis from the Nicholson Pipes and Drums, will present the colors.

A special invitation is extended to all Gold Star and Blue Star Mothers and Fathers, their families and family members of service personnel serving our country.

The event is free, refreshments will be provided and there is free parking available. The Civic Center is located at 8200  Westminster Blvd.

For more information, call (714) 895-2860 or go to www.westminster-ca.gov.


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