Shore Hotel Retroactively Seeks Coastal Commission Approval to Open as a Hotel
Two years after opening, Shore Hotel seeks to remedy a lack of coastal zone permits
May 10, 2019
Somehow, the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica opened two years ago with a Coastal Commission permit. Wednesday, the hotel, which bills itself as sustainable and environmentally sensitive, will appear before the Commission and seek the necessary permits.
Shore Hotel's PR person, Melendy Britt, sent us the following:
We are pleased to share a statement from Shore Hotel before tomorrow's hearing at the California Coastal Commission.
"The owners of Santa Monica's first LEED Gold-certified Shore Hotel, Sunshine Enterprises, Santa Monica, in partnership with the California Coastal Commission staff, look forward to the hearing scheduled for May 8, 2019.
Shore Hotel recognizes the hotel was opened without the Coastal Commission's permit and regrets this violation took place and the length of time it has taken to rectify this violation of the Coastal Act. They are pleased the Commission hearing is forthcoming and appreciate the efforts of Staff to mutually resolve this matter.
Shore Hotel and Coastal Commission staff have worked collaboratively and diligently to reach an agreement on recommended conditions for approving Coastal Permit No. 5-18-0872. Shore Hotel fully supports the conditions required by the Coastal Commission staff, including payment of mitigation and enforcement fees.
Shore Hotel looks forward to the Commissioners' approval of the Coastal Staff's recommendations which will allow them to be recognized as a good corporate citizen by acting in compliance with the Commission's recommendations. With the full resolution of this matter, the hotel will be able to continue their long-standing commitment to sustainability and the environment, acting in full alignment with the California Coastal Commission's mission of protecting and enhancing California's coast and ocean for present and future generations.