Temecula City Council approves amendment to allow four-story hotels in Old Town

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The Temecula City Council on March 26 approved a change to the city’s Old Town Specific Plan that will allow four-story hotels to be developed in the Old Town area.Previously, a 2010 amendment to the specific plan mandated that four-story buildings could only be allowed when at least one floor of residential use is provided. The specific plan separately allows four-story buildings when one floor of office space is provided.The 2010 specific plan amendment allows three-story hotels throughout the Old Town area and allows up to eight stories for a full service hotel with conference facilities, restaurants and other guest services.According to a report presented to the council by city staff, multiple hotel developers have reported to staff that “the ability to construct four-s
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