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Seaside Council to Consider Consultant for Grand Hyatt Hotel Project

Oct. 31, 2022, 5 p.m.

The Grand Hyatt project will be a seven-level, 337,668-square-foot single hotel building with 330 guest rooms. Amenities include a conference center, restaurant, lobby bar, service kitchen, administrative offices, and a spa.

New Limits Recommended for Building Homes in High-Risk Areas

Oct. 9, 2022, 5 p.m.

One of California’s top elected officials announced steps to limit how developments can be built in areas that are at highest risk of wildfire. Attorney General Rob Bonta released guidelines for local governments to follow when they are deciding whether to approve subdivisions in the “wildland urban interface.”

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A unique museum/micro-hotel overcomes dissent to get approval in Pacific Grove.

Jon Kramer loves all things rocks, gems and fossils, and is convinced he can build a successful business around his lifelong hobby in a mash-up between a geological museum, a small retail space and a mini-boutique hotel inside an empty…

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The future of development in Soledad hangs in the balance as a proposed annexation comes up for a vote.

It’s not a question of whether Soledad needs to grow – most everyone agrees on yes. The question is how.

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New businesses and apartments in formerly decrepit buildings are bringing life to Oldtown Salinas.

A watershed moment is happening in Salinas’ downtown. With the remodeling of two iconic buildings underway, a transformation that was already in progress is coming to fruition. The Dick Bruhn building, vacant since a 2016 fire, will be 19 apartments…

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CSUMB proposes a public/private partnership to build a 72-acre, mixed-use housing project.

At the corner of 2nd Avenue and Eighth Street in Marina sits a 55-acre asphalt wasteland, a vestige left over from Fort Ord days, now an unused part of the CSU Monterey Bay campus.

Image caption: It may not seem like it, but California has too many parking spaces.
New Housing and Climate Law Cuts Back on Parking Spaces

There's too much parking! Why a new law, AB 2097, cutting back on parking space requirements in new housing and business developments could be a game changer for the climate, and the housing crisis.

Image caption: Ecology Action promotes alternative transportation year round, not just during Bike Month.
Action Heroes

For half a century, this group has reduced waste, reimagined local transportation and redesigned buildings. It’s all part of Ecology Action’s quest for sustainability.

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Walden Monterey is finally poised to sell lots to ecology-minded buyers with millions to spend.

In 2018, the Walden Monterey housing development had its debut, touting simplified living among a 600-acre oak forest off Highway 68, in the tradition of 19th-century poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau. Unlike Thoreau, who used lumber from the land…

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Big Sur’s Esselen Tribe Stands at the Forefront of a Movement

Sara Rubin here, thinking about how thousands of years before Monterey County as a jurisdiction even existed as an idea, it was inhabited by thousands of Indigenous people who called this place home. Numerous villages all over the region were…

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The long-dormant Paraiso Springs Resort project gets an extension on construction.

Set in a canyon at the eastern base of the Santa Lucia Mountains, the Paraiso Springs Resort calls for 73 timeshare units and a 103-room hotel. The project was approved by the Monterey County Planning Commission in October 2019.

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