Breaking News on the Woodfin Hotel project on Via Marina, Marina del Rey

The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors has just issued a press release stating that “in response to the community’s concerns regarding the proposed Woodfin Hotel, a revised hotel concept has been developed for Parcel 9U in Marina del Rey.” Instead of a 19-story, 225 foot high hotel, the new plan calls for a 5-story hotel which will be 69 feet high. It will be configured as a 2 wing structure. The hotel will have 228 rooms as before. Parking (214 spaces) will be underground on one level. There will no time-share element. Plans call for a small wet-land park to be “recreated” at the southern end of the lot.

Public opposition to the original project was spearheaded by David Barish and Nancy Vernon Marino of WE ARE MARINA DEL REY, a non-profit, all volunteer organization, who filed an appeal against the original project with the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors. They were joined by local Home Owners Associations, The Venice Neighborhood Council, the Marina Peninsula Association, many Silver Strand, Marina del Rey and Venice residents, along with boating groups and Los Angeles recreational users of the harbor.

Revised site plan for the Woodfin Hotel, Via Marina between Marquesas and Tahiti Way: Los Angeles Dept of Beaches and Harbors

Original Design of the Woodfin Hotel: Department of Beaches and Har

Original Design for the Woodfin Hotel: Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors

The revised plan will likely be presented at the next BOS meeting on April 26, 2011. Issues which remain on the table include the fact that the project encroaches 40 feet onto a designated wetland and that many in the community favor using this public land as a park rather than a hotel site.

Revised plan for the Woodfin Hotel: Los Angeles Department of Beaches and Harbors

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4 Responses to Breaking News on the Woodfin Hotel project on Via Marina, Marina del Rey

  1. nora nicosia says:

    That is fabulous news.! Thank you Sandy for being on top of all the news in our community. Democracy at work and individuals do count especially when led by dedicated people like David and Nancy of WE ARE THE MARINA. Thank you both for making our community more livable.

  2. Thank you so much for all your great effort, you are one of a kind helping all of us together to live better in this wonderful area of Marina del Rey. Please, let me know if you need anything I will be glady to help you.

  3. Joan Zisler says:

    THANK YOU!!! I am thrilled the Woodfin has been scaled down. Thank you, Sandy for keep us informed. We still need to support “We Are Marina del Rey”.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I cannot believe it, but am thrilled. Thanks for keeping us informed. We need to continue our support for “We are Marina del Rey”.
    Thanks again.

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