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Posted on: April 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Cambria Hotel - Public Hearings

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The City of Pleasant Hill Architectural Review Commission and the Planning Commission will both conduct public hearings to make recommendations to the City Council concerning approval of PLN 18-0198 for a proposed Cambria Hotel and associated site improvements, (applicant: Stratus Development Partners), which includes a General Plan Amendment, Planned Unit Development (Rezoning) Concept Plan, Development Plan Permit, Architectural Review Permit, including adjustments to development standards and certification of an Environmental Impact Report. The site, located at 3131 & 3195 North Main Street and 1531 Oak Park Boulevard (Assessor Parcel Numbers 170-092-050, 054, 055, 057, 058, 059) is proposed to construct a four-story 155-room hotel and associated parking, landscaping, and amenities on an approximately 2.5-acre site. The project also includes removal of the existing Black Angus restaurant at 3195 N Main St. and existing retail building at 1531 Oak Park Blvd. and modifications within North Main Street.

The City is also proposing to amend the General Plan to establish a new land use overlay designation for visitor-serving uses with accompanying goals, policies, programs and updated standards, including allowing a floor area ratio of up to 100% for specified uses within the proposed overlay. The overlay designation is currently proposed for only the hotel project site. The project would also rezone the existing property from RB (Retail Business) to a PUD (Planned Unit Development District).

Scheduled Hearings: The following hearings have been scheduled to consider and discuss the project. EIR certification and project approvals will ultimately be considered at a City Council hearing to be held following recommendation from the hearings below. Once scheduled, the City Council hearing will be noticed separately.

Architectural Review Commission – July 18, 2019 

Meeting to be held at 5:00 pm at the Pleasant Hill Large Community Room, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. All interested persons are invited to attend and participate in the hearings.

Planning Commission – August 13, 2019

Meeting to be held at 6:30 pm in the Pleasant Hill City Council Chambers, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. All interested persons are invited to attend and participate in the hearings.

Additional notice for both the ARC and PC meetings can be viewed in the Notice of Availability and HERE.

A Draft EIR has been prepared for the project and identified potential project issues in the following areas: Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural and Tribal Cultural Resources, Geology and Soil, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality, and Noise. After mitigation, the project would not have any significant unavoidable impacts, nor impacts which would be cumulatively considerable.

Document Availability: Copies of the Draft EIR and all documents incorporated by reference in the Draft EIR are available for public review at the Planning Division in the City of Pleasant Hill City Hall offices (100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523). In addition, the Draft EIR and related documents are also available through the City of Pleasant Hill website at

Public Review Period: The Draft EIR is available for public review and comment pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Sections 15085, 15087 and 15372. The 45 day public review period for the Draft EIR begins on April 17, 2019 and ends on May 31, 2019. Comments on the Draft EIR are to be submitted to the Planning Division in writing no later than 1:00 p.m., May 31, 2019, at 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 or by email to

Contact Information: For further information regarding this Notice of Availability and Notice of Hearings, or regarding the project, contact Troy Fujimoto, Project Planner, City of Pleasant Hill Planning Division, (925) 671-5224

The Notice of Availability can be viewed HERE.

The Draft EIR and associated appendices can be viewed below:

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