Redwood City has received a proposal to build a four-story hotel with 92 rooms on a Veterans Boulevard lot that is currently home to a gas station.
“We’re looking at repurposing a tired old site and coming up with something that’s a little more presentable, pedestrian friendly and more innovative downtown,” said applicant Sunny Goyal of VSK Investments. “It will service all the apartments and offices out there and Kaiser next door and all the government offices.”
Located at 690 Veterans Blvd. between Brewster Avenue and Samson Street, the 53,310-square-foot building includes various amenities only available to guests such as a fitness center, limited-service dining, bar courtyard patio and roof.
Goyal is proposing one level of underground parking and additional parking on the ground level that can collectively accommodate 71 cars, which comes out to 21 spaces below the requirement for a 92-unit proposal.
There will also be four electric vehicle-charging stations and five spots for bicycles. Almost half of the parking spots will be available via the use of parking lifts.
Proposed street upgrades on Veterans Boulevard include a canopy, freestanding planters and outdoor seating.
There are currently no scheduled public hearings for the project proposal.
The hotel is being proposed two months after another 112-room hotel was approved on Broadway — the first hotel to be approved in the city since the adoption of the Downtown Precise Plan in 2011.