Westin proposes to build a 6-story hotel with 200 rooms at the East Dublin Transit Center.
The news came during a staff presentation about Dublin’s economic growth over the past 12 months at the March 5 City Council meeting.
Mayor David Haubert asked staff whether the Westin will be a four-star hotel. City Manager Chris Foss replied, “We believe it is, considering the amenities that are coming along with it.” Foss referred to a restaurant, ballroom and two large meeting rooms.
The hotel and other proposals have not advanced to the city approval process.
Another hotel, proposed by Rubicon Properties for the city’s west end, is planned to be 4 stories tall with 138 rooms on land now occupied by the former Corrie Center and an adjacent building.
Rubicon would place three buildings on the whole site at San Ramon Road — the hotel, a remodeled Corrie Center converted to offices for high-tech tenants, and a retail facility that would front Dublin Boulevard, around the corner from San Ramon Road.
During a slide show by Dublin Economic Development Director Hazel Wetherford, the council heard that a Nissan dealership is proposed for 15 acres of commercial land next to the new Kaiser Medical Offices. Kaiser will open in May at 2800 Dublin Boulevard near Fallon Road.
The Nissan dealership would include 32,000 square feet of building space.
Kaiser will offer a wide range of medical services: 24-hour urgent care, a radiation treatment center, oncology, cardiology and a wide range of other specialties from neurology to orthopedics to obstetrics and gynecology.
It will house a pharmacy, as well as laboratory, X-ray and health education services. However, no hospital or emergency room are planned, according to Kaiser management. Tri-Valley Kaiser patients number 135,000. The patients might be taken to Stanford ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton in an emergency. The nearest Kaiser hospitals today are in Walnut Creek, Antioch and Fremont.
When Kaiser received initial approval from Dublin, a spokesperson said Kaiser will wait and see whether it will build a Dublin hospital, and its related emergency room, as part of a planned future expansion of the campus. Changes in delivery of health services could affect the demand for a hospital, said the spokesperson.
Wetherford explained in her presentation that Kaiser’s Medical Center will involve 220,000 square feet in phase one. An additional phase in the future is expected to add more facilities.
In development already approved by the city, IKEA will construct a building of 317,000 square feet, in addition to 93,000 square feet of mixed retail and restaurants in a separate commercial center.
The approved Zeiss Innovation Center has received its building permit for construction of two buildings, with 208,000 square feet in the first phase, and a total of 433,000 square feet when the second phase is finished. The whole center will accommodate 1500 employees.
In response to the news about 1500 employees, Haubert said, “Wonderful.”
Another approved development, “Elegance at Dublin” for seniors, is coming soon. It will be located downtown, with 32 apartments,13 assisted living units, and 32 memory care units. Construction has begun.