BREAKING NEWS GSA tells Biden that transition can formally begin Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Neighbors concerned about proposed hotel in Chico

A new hotel could soon open its doors in Chico and some neighbors in the area are concerned about the potential impacts.

Posted: Mar 4, 2020 8:08 PM
Updated: Mar 4, 2020 8:32 PM

CHICO, Calif.- A new hotel could soon open its doors in Chico and some neighbors in the area are concerned about the potential impacts.

Valerie Priola, lives near the proposed location on Highway 32 and Bruce Road.

She joined hundreds of others who came together Monday night to voice their concerns about the proposed hotel during a meeting with City Staff and representatives from Towne Place Suites by Marriott. 

Priola says, “No one is opposed to the hotel, they are just opposed to the location.”

If you’re driving near the proposed location, you can’t miss the dozens of "No Hotel California Park" signs that are posted all around.

Neighbors in the area say Bruce Road is a very busy area and they are worried about the potential traffic impacts.

Reporter Kristian Lopez spoke with city planner, Dexter O’Connell who just took over the project on Tuesday.

He says, right now the application for the project is incomplete, so they have not been able to move forward.

O'Connell says, "An initial study requires an analysis of the traffic circumstances but I haven’t had the project long enough to know if we will require traffic studies or not, the first step will almost certainly be an environmental review."

O’Connell says the hotel would be a Towne Place Suites by Marriott Project, a four story building with 112 suites.

O’Connell adds, people could potentially convince the City Council, Planning Commission, or Architectural Review Board that the project doesn’t meet required findings through the city’s code.

Members of the group "No Hotel California Park" have started a petition, which has around 1300 signatures so far. 

He also says, those who have concerns, may contact him directly. "I look very forward to hearing what people have to say about the project and understanding people’s concerns and putting them on the record as part of the review process," O'Connell said.

He adds, the project is still in its early stages of planning.

Action News Now reached out to Chico City Manager, Mark Orme, he says the reason he has not addressed this issue yet despite the public outcry, is because it's still just a proposal.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1114524

Reported Deaths: 18726
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3645207438
San Bernardino845311129
Riverside806761400
San Diego71648968
Orange696941554
Kern38316445
Fresno35973471
Sacramento33133546
Santa Clara30676463
Alameda27485499
San Joaquin24649503
Contra Costa22412258
Stanislaus20370416
Tulare19752303
Ventura18040174
Imperial15053353
San Francisco14445158
Monterey13886113
San Mateo13203169
Sonoma11428155
Merced10986176
Santa Barbara10922133
Kings1003886
Solano934980
Marin7518128
Placer577867
Madera571480
San Luis Obispo561835
Yolo419975
Shasta409542
Santa Cruz389827
Butte366459
Napa275717
Sutter263813
El Dorado19304
San Benito174115
Yuba173210
Lassen14803
Tehama143523
Mendocino138522
Nevada10189
Lake83218
Glenn8296
Humboldt7309
Tuolumne7088
Colusa6426
Mono4993
Siskiyou4951
Amador45016
Calaveras43421
Inyo28316
Del Norte2731
Plumas1770
Trinity1130
Modoc1110
Mariposa1042
Alpine420
Sierra170
Unassigned00
Chico
Scattered Clouds
59° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 59°
Oroville
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 60°
Paradise
Scattered Clouds
59° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 59°
Chester
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 41°
Red Bluff
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 60°
Willows
Scattered Clouds
59° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 59°
Mostly sunny & dry weather is ahead for your Monday. The potential for showers will return to mostly mountain areas late Tuesday night through Wednesday .We'll be drying back out for Thanksgiving.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events