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DON'T PARK ON SEACOAST

One of the variances given to the new hotel was regarding parking . This afternoon a reception for South Bay Politicians will be held at the new facility and signs have been posted along Seacoast Drive and in front of several business's that have survived the construction. The signs say that all of those street parking spaces are reserved for political officials who will attend the event. An RSVP list indicates that almost 400 people will be in attendance and the New Pier South Hotel is still not ready to open.  There is supposed to be a ribon cutting . If you are a local that wants to park by the beach...this is only the first of many events that you will be "put-out" over because the council did not make the owner provide adequate parking required by code. Large parties at the hotel in the future will put even further demands on parking that used to be free and public.
R Keen September 26, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Is there not parking underneath the hotel? If there isn't, there is going to be a serious parking problem.
barbara September 26, 2013 at 04:14 PM
Yes, what happened to the underground parking garage???
Dante Pamintuan September 26, 2013 at 10:37 PM
As a local, I ride my bike to the beach.
luisa September 27, 2013 at 09:08 AM
I thought they made an under ground parking lot ?
R Keen September 27, 2013 at 01:33 PM
Does anyone know if there is an underground parking lot? Yes or No.
Erika Lowery September 27, 2013 at 02:47 PM
There is an underground parking, but some was full of construction materials still. They didn't utilize the street parking except at the end of one street; I think it was more for the traffic since the entrance for the hotel is not open yet.
Jon Hall September 28, 2013 at 10:29 AM
Dante --- good for you --- it is nice to see an able bodied person get out & enjoy public areas --- damn shame those of us who have mobility issues can't do the same --- I guess in your mind the beach isn't a place for us locals who were here long before your were even a gleam in your Daddy's eye ...
Jon Hall September 28, 2013 at 10:29 AM
Oh, one other thing --- good luck finding a place to lock that bicycle up ...
R Keen September 29, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Erika - Thanks for the information, and I am glad they put in underground parking.
Ed Kravitz September 30, 2013 at 07:47 PM
Yes there is parking...but not adequate parking. A variance was given from the Municipal Code which required 2 parking spaces per habitable unit...That's for Hotels, Condos or Time Shares. They let Pacifica fly a very dense project with only one space per unit. Subsiquent to that, they got a second variance on height to put elevator shafts 10 feet higher to the roof....for maintenance...but then after clearing the Coastal Commission they started talking about receptions and food service on the roof. What's another 75 people you say? If 2 people ride per car that's a lot of extra cars that will have to park on streets at the beach. Maybe it's time for a parking structure in the empty lot across the street?
R Keen October 01, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Thanks for the info Ed. Yes, so the City now has to spring for a parking structure across the street (unsightly), when an extra level of parking underground would have been the smart thing to do.

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