Conservation Issues of the Ventana Chapter | monterey county
Chapter Submits Comments on The Collection at Monterey Bay
Proposed Mega Hotel Complex in Sand City
Site of proposed Collections at Monterey Bay resort. Photograph: Jane Haines
Responding to the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) released by the City of Sand City for a proposed 342-room hotel on 26 beachfront acres, the Chapter retained attorney Larry Silver and Coastal Ecologist and Botanist Peter R. Baye, Ph.D to submit comments.
The project description is described in two phases. The first phase would be a 139-room hotel and parking garage; the second phase would include a 203-room hotel, two restaurants, a 19,700 square foot restaurant and a Tapas Bar, a 16,800 square foot conference center, a 14,000 square foot spa as well as a juice bar, wine center and parking. There would be a total of 639 parking spaces.
The scope of Dr. Baye’s review focuses on critical review of the assumptions and conclusions of environmental impact assessments in the DEIR related to dune and dune habitats, ecological and geomorphic processes, vegetation, and special-status species, and the technical feasibility and suitability of proposed beach/dune restoration and management plans.
To view Dr. Baye’s complete comments please see the attached PDF
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