TownePlace Suites - 1299 Chess Drive
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TownePlace Suites - 1299 Chess Drive


TownePlace Suites

For further information on this project please contact Marlene Subhashini, Assistant Planner at or call 650-286-3225.

On June 21, 2012, Solomon Tsai of Fullwel International Group, Inc., submitted application(s) to the city to demolish an existing 9,700 square feet vacant restaurant building (former Black Angus restaurant) at 1299 Chess Drive and redevelop the site with a 121-room extended stay hotel. The 1.69-acre project site is located at 1299 Chess Drive in the Vintage Park neighborhood. The proposed hotel building will be 69,715 square feet in size and five stories tall for a maximum height of 59'-0 above grade.

Current Status:

  • September 3, 2013 City Council Meeting to Hear and Consider Comments Regarding the Following Applications Associated with a Five-story Towneplace Suites Extended Stay Hotel with Up to 121 Rooms Located at 1299 Chess Drive in the Vintage Park Neighborhood (APN 094-901-360) Including a Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact (EA-12-003) and Rezoning/General Development Plan Amendment to Allow an Additional Hotel in the Vintage Park General Development Plan (RZ-12-002)

    Staff Report
    EA-12-003 Approval Resolution
    EA-12-003 Exhibit A

September 3, 2013 City Council Meeting for Consideration of an Appeal of the Decision of the Planning Commission to Approve a Specific Development Plan/Use Permit for Construction of a Five-Story Towneplace Suites Extended Stay Hotel with 121 Guest Rooms – 1299 Chess Drive in Neighborhood Vintage Park (VP) – APN 094-901-360 – Solomon Tsai of Fullwel International Group, Inc. (Owner), Miller Starr Regalia, Agents for Larry and Sharon Kramer (Appellants) – UP-12-004.

Staff Report
UP-12-004 Denial Resolution
UP-12-004 Approval Resolution

The Planning Commission held a public hearing on June 20, 2013 to consider the following:

Environmental Assessment - An Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, which identifies and discusses the potential environmental impacts of the project and incorporates mitigation measures in the project to eliminate any potential significant impacts (EA-12-003);

  1. Specific Development Plan/Use Permit to construct a 5-story 121-room TownePlace Suites extended stay hotel (UP-12-004); and
  2. A recommendation to the City Council for a General Development Plan Amendment to allow an additional hotel in the Vintage Park General Development Plan (RZ-12-002).

The staff report with recommendations to the Planning Commission for the June 20, 2013 Public Hearing can be found at this link.

  • The Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) is available for public review. Follow the link to view the MND and Technical Appendices.

November 1, 2012 Planning Commission Study Session Agenda and Staff Report.


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Foster City, CA 94404
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