The Newport Planning Commission will Monday begin to review a proposed new resort hotel at 33 SW Elizabeth Street in Nye Beach. The new resort by Hallmark Inns and Resorts will cause the removal of two single family homes. Here’s a description:
The new resort hotel will offer 25 guest units with views of the ocean just north of the existing Whaler Hotel. Access is via SW Dolphin Street with a connection to the original Whaler Hotel parking lot. Upper floors of the new Whaler project have observation decks for guests. Main floor of the resort will have a cafe.
The review of the proposed resort will be conducted by the Newport Planning Commission and eventually by the City Council. Local neighbors have already started to complain about the resort’s obstruction of oceans views and what they call the change in atmosphere of what has been a traditional evironment and feel for the Nye Beach area.
The planning commission’s meeting begins tonight at 7pm on Zoom and on the city website at NewportOregon.gov.