Garden Grove

New four-story hotel seen for Harbor

A NEW FOUR-STORY “upper upscale” hotel is proposed for a three-acre site near the northwest corner of Chapman Avenue and Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove (Shutterstock).

There doesn’t seem to be any limit to the appetite for more hotels on Harbor Boulevard.

When the Garden Grove City Council meets on Tuesday it will take up a proposal for an exclusive negotiation agreement to build a new four-story hotel on a site near the northwest corner of Chapman Avenue and Harbor.

SoCal Hotel, LLC, is proposing to construct an “upper upscale” hotel on a three-acre site of landfill property owned by the Garden Grove Sanitary District, a division of the city.

There are now a dozen hotels operating or on the drawing boards for the Harbor corridor, officially known as the Grove District of the Anaheim Resort.

The proposal calls for a AAA Three Diamond nationally-branded hotel with about 225 guest rooms, served by surface parking. It would be built immediately to the west of the Embassy Suites hotel.

The ENA period would run through Dec. 31. It’s the first step toward a development agreement. The city manager would have the discretion to extend the agreement by six months if he feels that sufficient progress is being made.

Also on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting are:

  • replacement of the gymnasium floor at the Garden Grove Sports and Recreation Center;
  • a presentation on code enforcement;
  • adoption of a resolution establishing the Measure O Citizen’s Oversight Committee. Measure O is the 1-cent sales tax levy approved by Garden Grove voters in November 2018.

The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in its chambers in the Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave.

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  1. That was our 1930-1950s dump site, then a favorite driving range. Bio-remediated by now. We hope.

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