By Daniel Ritz

On June 11, the Dana Point Planning Commission approved a coastal development permit to demolish the existing Cannons Seafood Grill and construct a new 100-room resort hotel with a restaurant, café, spa and associated parking.

The new five-level structure (including subterranean levels) will be host to 100 hotel rooms, a more than 1,600-square-foot restaurant, a 1,300-square-foot café and an almost 900-square-foot spa.

The new site will be host to 165 parking stalls, which City of Dana Point Director of Community Development Ursula Luna-Reynosa explained was 29 more stalls than what is required by law.

“Although this new structure will be larger than the existing Cannons Seafood Grill,” Luna-Reynosa said during the meeting, “hotels have a lower turn-over and models show a negligible impact on traffic.”

The new construction is under the Dana Point Specific Plan Local Coastal Program jurisdiction and within the Coastal Commission Appeal Zone. Stay tuned to www.danapointtimes.com for any new developments.

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