530 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
The Sheraton Delfina Hotel, 530 Pico, Santa Monica, is a successful commercial reuse project. A luxury hotelier acquired it with plans to convert it from a tired Holiday Inn to an upscale boutique hotel, with restaurant and lounge. The hotel soon engendered tough opposition from a residential neighbor whose home was five feet away. Complicating matters was a tough 1980’s era executed Development Agreement (DA) executed between the City and property owner, which ran with the land.
Kate was able to devise solutions that allayed the concerns of the residential neighborhood. Reviewing the DA, Kate devised a way to affirm compliance, but get the hotel what it needed to operate.