The California Coastal Commission approved the Lido House Hotel on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. The meeting was held in the Seaside Ballroom at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center located at 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802. Mayor Selich, Mayor-pro-tem Dixon, City Manager Dave Kiff and Bob Olson of RD Olson Development presented the project to Commissioners. The Commission required modifications to the Coastal Land Use Plan that will require subsequent approval by the City. The modifications will be considered by the Planning Commission and City Council in November. The changes to the land use plan do not change the hotel or the uses allowed at the site. The approval is the culmination of 4 years of community engagement and careful planning and the hotel will be cornerstone for revitalizing the Lido Village area. With this significant milestone reached, staff will be working with RD Olson to fast track the next phase…final design, permitting, and construction!
The proposed Lido House Hotel is a luxury, 130-room hotel set on a 4.25 acre site that formerly housed the City's City Hall. Along with the hotel, a landscaped public plaza along Newport Boulevard is planned and the two large ficus trees will be retained. Guestrooms would include standard king, double queen, extended stay suites, extended stay villas, and a presidential suite. The hotel would also include meeting rooms, accessory retail spaces, a restaurant, lobby bar, rooftop patio, guest pool, and recreational areas. The four-story hotel would be organized around a central courtyard with outdoor pool, fire place, water feature, and formal lawn area. Guestrooms and suites, including a Presidential Suite and extended stay suites and villas, would occupy levels two through four. The villas would be two-stories and include a rooftop terrace and private entry with a front yard and porch. Ballroom and meeting areas would be housed in a separate building, separate from the sleeping accommodations areas of the hotel. The rooftop patio would include a bar area, fire pit, and cabanas and provide views of the bay and ocean.
Plans for the project can be accessed in the "Lido House Hotel" folder here.
If you have suggestions for the site or if you need further information, please contact:
James Campbell, Principal Planner
City of Newport Beach
Community Development Department
949-644-3210 or firstname.lastname@example.org