EKN Appellation (formerly Hotel Weaver) Project

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Project Description

The EKN Appellation project would include the development of a 6-story hotel building with guest rooms, event space, and food service uses, and a below-grade parking garage with valet parking for 58 vehicles using parking lifts. The ground floor would include the hotel lobby and a restaurant with interior and exterior seating for 150 guests. Floors 2-5 would include 93 hotel rooms and a fitness center for hotel guests. Floor 6 would include a 1,372-square-foot event space and an exterior bar/event space with seating for 56 guests. The proposed hotel development would exceed current Floor Area Ratio (FAR), building height, and lot coverage maximums.

For details/information regarding the proposed Downtown Housing & Economic Opportunity Overlay that covers the project site and other portions of downtown, please view www.cityofpetaluma.org/downtown-housing-and-economic-opportunity-overlay.

Project Details - Hotel

APN(s): 008-063-009; 008; & 011
Address: 2 Petaluma Boulevard South
Zoning: MU2 (Mixed Use 2)
File Number: PLSR-2022-0017
Applicant: Mike Jolly
220 Newport Center Drive, Suite 11-262
Newport Beach CA 92660
[email protected]
General Plan Subarea: Downtown
Sign Program: Downtown
Parking Assessment District: Yes, approximately 2/3 of site
Central Petaluma Specific Plan (CPSP): No (CPSP abuts the site to the north and west)
Theater District: Yes
Historic District: Yes, Downtown Commercial District
River Access and Enhancement Plan: No


Zoning Development Standards

Proposed MU2 District (max/min)
Site Area: 13,891 sf 2,000 min
Floor Area: 77,445 sf 35,640 max
Floor Area Ratio: 5.58 2.5 max
Lot Coverage: 100% 80% max
Building Height: 68 feet 10 inches 45 feet max
Vehicle Parking: 58 spaces TBD
Bike Parking: 4 spaces within building
6 spaces within public right-of-way


Environmental Review Documents

The Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) was published for a 30-day public review period starting October 13th, 2023 and extending to November 13th, 2023. A printed copy of the document is available for review in-person at Petaluma City Hall (11 English St, Petaluma CA) and at the Petaluma Regional Library (100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma CA) during normal business hours. The document is also available for review electronically at the links below and on the State Clearinghouse website at https://ceqanet.opr.ca.gov/2023100359.

Project Documents

Architectural & Landscape Plans, Submitted September 11, 2023 PDF (21 MB)
Architecture Renderings, Submitted September 11, 2023 PDF (14 MB)
Downtown Housing and Economic Opportunity Overlay, dated November 2023 PDF (17 MB)
EKN Appellation – Site Vicinity Plan PDF (117 KB)
EKN Appellation – Street View North at B towards PBS JPG (3.8 MB)
EKN Appellation – Street View South at PBS and B JPG (3.6 MB)
EKN Appellation – View Shed PDF (14 MB)
Environmental Impact Questionnaire PDF (264 KB)
General Application Form PDF (213 KB)
HCPC Plans, submitted November 2022 PDF (29 MB)
Historic & Cultural Preservation Committee – Study Session – October 3, 2023, Staff Report PDF (881 KB)
Historic Cultural Resource Report, dated Sept. 22, 2023, revised Nov. 7, 2023 PDF (13 MB)
Parcel Inventory Report, November 2023 PDF (1.9 MB)
Peer Review of Historic Cultural Resource Report, First Carbon Solutions PDF (620 KB)
Planning Commission and Historic & Cultural Preservation Committee – Joint Public Hearing – November 14, 2023, Staff Report PDF (1.2 MB)
Planning Commission and Historic & Cultural Preservation Committee – Joint Study Session – August 8, 2023, Staff Report PDF (664 KB)
Planning Commission and Historic & Cultural Preservation Committee – Joint Study Session – June 13, 2023, Staff Report PDF (2.6 MB)
Project Description, revised August 2022 PDF (116 KB)
Strategic Economics Memorandum, dated November 7, 2023 PDF (655 KB)
Valet Parking Management Plan, submitted August 2022 PDF (832 KB)



Staff Contact

Greg Powell
Principal Planner
[email protected]

Isabel Castellano
Preservation Specialist
[email protected]

Planning Division
11 English Street
Petaluma, CA

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