Jan
24

Hearing on Coquille Point Hotel

When
January 24, 2019 - 7:00 PM
Where
Bandon City Hall
555 Hwy 101
Bandon, OR
Cost
Free—public meeting

The old Bandon Beach Motel, which would be replaced by the newly proposed hotel.\Photo by Vickie Crowley.
The old Bandon Beach Motel, which would be replaced by the newly proposed hotel.\Photo by Vickie Crowley.

Round two of the Bandon Planning Commission’s consideration of a hotel development proposed for the city’s iconic Coquille Point is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. at Bandon City Hall (555 Hwy 101).  This is a continuation of a hearing held on the proposal on Nov. 15.

Early in 2018, Oregon Shores played an active role in opposing the previous version of the hotel, which was much larger and required a change in the city’s zoning.  The planning commission voted that one down.  Now, the would-be developer—Mike Keiser, the owner of the Bandon Dunes golf complex—has come back with a scaled-down version, which is small enough to qualify for a conditional use permit within the city’s existing plan.  The proposed hotel, on the site of the now-closed Bandon Beach Motel, will be harder to oppose since it doesn’t require an amendment to the city’s comprehensive plan.  But it still poses threats to birds and other wildlife on the national wildlife refuge immediately adjacent.  More details can be found in our website article.

The address of the property in question is 1090 Portland Ave., S.W.  If testifying note that it is application #18-132.

For more information, or to submit comments via e-mail, contact Charli Davis, Bandon city planner, at [email protected] or (541) 347-2437.