STAY OPEN San Diego Hotel and PMPA Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
STAY OPEN San Diego Hotel and PMPA Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Port Master Plan Land Use Designation: Aviation Related Industrial
Document Description
The project proposes to develop the southern half of the existing District Annex Building and part of the adjacent parking lot into the STAY OPEN branded hotel. The project includes a two-story, approx. 31,000 square-foot (sf) hotel and approx. 49,000 sf landscaped parking area. The project includes: (1) hotel accommodations for maximum 294 overnight guests including POD rooms with 226 beds and 17 private rooms; (2) common areas including an atrium, lobby indoor/outdoor bar and café (maximum 286 seats), and rooftop restaurant and bar (maximum 179 seats); (3) 85 vehicle parking spaces and 6 motorcycle spaces including limited parking for restaurant patrons and overnight parking for hotel guests and dedicated space for shared transportation vehicles (scooters and bicycles); (4) approx. 11,000 sf of landscaped, pervious surface area in the parking lot, approx. 7,000 sf more than the existing 4,000 sf; (5) approx. 5,000 sf storm water treatment basin; and (6) a PMPA to allow for accommodations and associated amenities, including a restaurant, on the project site; the PMPA would change the land use designation from “Aviation Related Industrial” to “Commercial Recreation.” The project site is not included on a list of hazardous materials sites compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5.

Contact Information

Anna Buzaitis
Agency Name
San Diego Unified Port District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Southern California
Cross Streets
Pacific Highway/Sassafras Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
BNSF/San Diego MTS
San Diego International Airport
San Diego Bay

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California San Diego River Conservancy (SDRC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 31000, Acres 1.8, Employees 25)
Local Actions
Coastal Permit, PMPA
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Archaeological/Historical; Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading; Water Quality; Water Supply/Groundwater


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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