Simultaneously, the owners of the adjacent Santa Anita Inn hotel are planning to begin construction later this year on two side-by-side Marriott hotel brands in place of the current building.
The City plans to make some curb and lane adjustments on the corner of the 100-to-1 property but there is no solid plan yet as to what the City will do with the rest of that property. Since it’s such a small strip of property, it’s likely that there will be discussions with the owners of Santa Anita Inn about doing something that would enhance that corner lot and potentially dovetail with the hotel property. If Santa Anita Inn property owners are not interested, City officials say they will likely create another “pocket park” or some other visually appealing green element there.
— By Scott Hettrick