The City Council on Tuesday signed off on plans to bring a Hilton Garden Inn to Burbank, hailing the proposed hotel as a “great project” for the city.
The six-story, 210-room hotel — approved by the Planning Board last month — was brought before the council after Burbank resident Kevin Hall appealed the project, citing a desire for additional public input. But officials announced Tuesday that he had dropped the appeal.
In April, Hall told the Planning Board the hotel’s construction would compromise the “tranquillity of downtown Burbank.”
Although Hall withdrew his appeal, roughly 135 residents signed a petition opposing the project. Neighbors worried that construction would increase traffic and demand for parking, potentially disrupting the nearby senior living complexes and school, while also creating hazards for cyclists traveling on Verdugo Avenue.