Letter: Do We Need Another Hotel? Sure, Why Not?

An architect’s rendering shows the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Dana Point Harbor Drive with an image of the proposed Doheny Hotel. Courtesy of Langdon Wilson International

An architect’s rendering shows the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Dana Point Harbor Drive with an image of the proposed Doheny Hotel. Courtesy of Langdon Wilson International

Alec Griffith, Dana Point

In response to Steven Moss’ letter (“Do Our Dana Point Officials Get It,” Dana Point Times, March 7-13, Vol. 7, Issue 10), once again, the vocal minority seeks to impede a good project by raising bogus issues and talking trash about Mayor Lisa Bartlett. Our mayor is terrific and this kind of slimy innuendo reveals a basic ignorance by the writer.

By the way, what ever happened to the concept of American property rights that allow a property owner to exercise the right to responsibly use the parcel they have invested in? I guarantee you that Mr. Moss would be the first one to start howling if anyone tried to tell him he wasn’t allowed to use his property as he desired.

Do we need another hotel? Why not?

An attractive hotel at the gateway to Dana Point—instead of the seedy urban blight that exists there now—is a great idea that the vast silent majority in Dana Point would happily support.

Instead of asking “do we need another hotel,” I would ask Moss why he thinks we need to have another fast food joint and a trash strewn corner for transients to loiter at, because that is what currently greets residents and visitors at the southern entrance to Dana Point.

Thank you Mayor Bartlett and keep doing the excellent job you do.

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5 Responses to “Letter: Do We Need Another Hotel? Sure, Why Not?”

  1. Dean
    March 17, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    Many residents have no argument with the concept just the scope. A two level hotel could be acceptable. Five would have major issues.

  2. michele edkins
    March 18, 2014 at 12:23 am #

    The size and height of the hotel is too high. I also don’t like the idea of park property used as part of this hotel.

  3. Dave Bartholomew
    March 18, 2014 at 2:09 am #

    Hi Dean
    Did you forget. The City Council approved new low-standard of living, by increasing densities from 2 stories to 4 stories. Never mind that people drive cars. Another sign of our times, Developers are more powerful than God, they create land by creating city council modified zones. ( see Commandments, No. 11 to 15, thou shalt not covet, certainly not the City Councils’ acts; as for the Developers / money changers, zone changers, etc.) … they literally steal our high standard of life away. ( high density, pollution, over-population, coveting mismanagement, etc.) And, finally, don’t forget my catchy phrase ‘The Land Barons’ describing City Council and L.A. Times owners of the Headlands as partners in corruption.

  4. John Smythe
    March 18, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    There is already a hotel on the property. The title should read a nicer hotel than what is already there… Plus you can get rid of that old bait/liquor store. Win Win.

    • Michael Frost
      March 19, 2014 at 8:40 am #

      Well said.

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