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Grover Beach Lodge and Conference Center permit extension approved

Rendering of the planned Grover Beach Lodge and Conference Center.
Rendering of the planned Grover Beach Lodge and Conference Center.

The Grover Beach City Council unanimously approved a permit extension for the Grover Beach Lodge and Conference Center at its meeting Monday night, two years after the project was first approved.

The city originally approved the lodge project — which would add three hotels and a standalone conference center at the end of West Grand Avenue near the beach — in April 2014, though the project was held up by appeals to the California Coastal Commission. Those appeals were denied in June 2014, and owner Pacifica Host Hotels continued work on the project.

Construction has yet to begin on the project, however, and as the permits were expected to expire June 11 of this year, the council was asked to consider a one-year development permit extension at its meeting Monday.

Mayor John Shoals said the council found that Pacifica Hotels had been making good progress on the project, and unanimously voted to extend the permit to June 2017.

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