In March 2016, the San Bruno City Council approved a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the hotel site at The Crossing, to OTO Development LLC (OTO), to build a 152-room upscale hotel with community event/meeting room space. This action was challenged in Superior Court. Last summer, the San Mateo County Superior Court upheld the City’s decision declining to place the voter referendum on the ballot. The court explained that the proposed measure was not legally subject to a referendum under state law. Even though the decision was a clear and resounding victory for the City and its many residents who have supported a modern new hotel for more than 15 years, Local 2 appealed the Court judgment, and asked the appellate court to postpone or stop the sale of the property for development of a hotel. A three-judge panel of the appellate court unanimously denied Local 2’s request, finding that they failed to demonstrate that they could win on appeal. The City is required to follow the law, including the decisions of the four judges who have already ruled on this case. The City will continue to work with OTO to close escrow and begin construction as soon as possible.
Copies of the court decisions can be found here:
Superior Court of the State of California San Mateo County Superior Court Judgment
Court of Appeal of the State of California Decision
More information about the hotel and its planned community amenities can be found on the Planning Division webpage.