A proposal for the North Bayshore neighborhood's first hotel was unanimously approved by the Mountain View City Council.
At the Nov. 1 meeting, council members threw their support behind a project from the Cupertino firm Shashi Group to construct a 200-room hotel at the corner of Shoreline Boulevard and Space Park Way.
The site is currently occupied by a single-story gym and parking lot, which would be replaced by a five-story building and parking structure. As part of the project, the developer is giving the city $315,000 for public art, about $1.3 million in building fees and the promise that its future hotel facilities can be used for public meetings and nonprofits.
In approving the project, the City Council added a few new conditions. The developer must set aside space for a future Bike Share hub and add plumbing that could accommodate recycled water in the buildings. Councilman Lenny Siegel also requested that the future hotel be obligated to notify employees that the area was an active Superfund site.
Shashi Group representatives said they did not know yet which hotel brand would be occupying the space. They expect the hotel to open for business around summer of 2018.