Hampton Inn required to complete a full EIR
Even in an economy that’s a shell of its pre-pandemic self, investors are willing to move ahead on the first new hotel in Three Rivers since 1999. The proposed 105-room, three-story hotel will be located east of Highway 198 (adjacent to the former Indian Restaurant) and approximately 1,300 feet north of Old Three Rivers Road. The three-story hotel will be set back from the highway and screened with landscaping.
The County of Tulare will prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Three Rivers-Hampton Inn and Suites project. A scoping meeting will be held Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 1:30 p.m., to receive oral comments concerning the scope of this EIR. The meeting will be held in the Main Conference Room of the Resource Management Agency at 5961 South Mooney Blvd., Visalia, California
The proposed project is consistent with the Tulare County General Plan, the Three Rivers Community Plan, and with the current zoning classification. A three-story hotel (approximately 30 feet, 4 inches, in height) and associated site improvements are being proposed on the existing parcel with access from Highway 198 (Sierra Drive). A driveway road is proposed from Highway 198 through the vacant lot to the west and to the proposed project’s location. This driveway will be situated within an existing 30-foot-wide access easement.
The hotel will consist of 105 guest rooms with an elevator, manager’s office, and storage room. Consistent with Tulare County parking requirements, the project includes 108 standard parking stalls (six of which will be handicap accessible stalls). Utilities will include a septic tank with filter and dripline system and new domestic well. Storm drainage will be retained on-site (with an option for biofiltration).
The notice of preparation (NOP) will be available November 2, 2020, on the County website. The NOP comment period will be from November 2, 2020 to 5 p.m. on December 2, 2020.
Scoping meeting: All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard in person or via online participation. Due to COVID-19, seating will be limited to 10 people and COVID-19 compliance measures will be strictly observed. In-person participants will be required to check in with the lobby desk prior to entering. The meeting can also be attended online via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 835 2991 0456
If you have any questions regarding this environmental document, call Hector Guerra, Chief Environmental Planner, at (559) 624-7121.
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