501 Industrial Road Hotel EIR Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Carlos
Document Title
501 Industrial Road Hotel EIR Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The project site is currently developed with three commercial buildings and structures totaling 32,878 square feet 51,633 square feet of driveway, walkway, and parking areas, and 6,553 square feet of gravel. The structures are one-story in height and there is no landscaping currently on site. The project site was formerly occupied by the Bayshore Supply business, an electrical, plumbing, lighting, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) materials retailer, and is currently vacant.
Document Description
The project applicant, Holly Hotel Group, LLC, is proposing the 501 Industrial Road Hotel project, also known as Hotel Indigo. The proposed project would involve the demolishing of the existing commercial buildings and redeveloping the site. The proposed hotel would consist of two connected sections: a main guestroom tower that would be six stories in height along Holly Street and facing Highway 101, and an adjoining three-story along Industrial Road. The hotel would be approximately 119,000 square feet, and include 188 guestrooms, lobby, dining area, and meeting spaces. The lobby and second floor meeting spaces would be oriented towards a landscaped courtyard in the center of the site. 11,427 square feet of landscaped area, approximately 13 percent of the project site area, would exist throughout the project site to create an aesthetically pleasing and functional space that caters to the needs of hotel guests, including shielding unwanted views and buffering the surrounding parking lot from adjacent public and private land uses. A courtyard would be located towards the center of the project site, providing outdoor space for informal gathering, outdoor dining, and casual recreation. The proposed project would have one access point along Industrial Road. Parking would be on grade along the perimeter of the project site and in a garage on the ground level of the six-story guestroom wing. There would be a total of 152 parking stalls comprised of standard parking stalls, accessible stalls, accessible van stalls, registration stalls, electric vehicle-capable stalls, clean air/vanpool/electric vehicle stalls, and motorcycle stalls. In addition, three loading spaces for truck deliveries would be located at the service entrance. 20 short-term bicycle parking spaces would be located throughout the project site, including at the main building entrance and outside the main courtyard. 10 long-term bicycle parking spaces would be located within the building.

Contact Information

Lisa Costa Sanders
Agency Name
City of San Carlos
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Belmont, Redwood City, San Carlos
San Mateo
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
The project site is located at 501 Industrial Road, in the northwestern portion of the City of S
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
HWY 101
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers
San Carlos Municipal Airport
Other Location Info
The project site is bordered by commercial uses to the north, commercial uses and the San Carlos Airport to the east across Highway 101, and commercial and residential uses to the south and west
Other Information
The site is zoned Landmark Commercial (LC) on the City of San Carlos zoning map.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (Hotel)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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