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Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

Construction on a new 12 story hotel and casino expansion at the Chumash Resort in the Santa Ynez Valley is set to begin next month.

The tribe announced their plans this week for the project, following a period of conversations with county leaders. There has been local concern over the building's height, as well as potential strain on county resources like fire and law enforcement.

Tribal leaders say the project is expected to be complete sometime in 2016.

Plans to build a large hotel next to the Pismo Beach pier are moving forward after a unanimous vote Tuesday night by the City Council.

The plans had previously been approved by the Planning Commission, but the project was appealed last month by residents forcing it to be heard by the council.

The 104-room hotel has plans for a rooftop pool, restaurant and commercial retail space. There is also a business center and convention space.

Underground parking remains part of the plan, but had some adjustments made by the council.

Developers looking to build a large hotel and convention center near the Pismo Beach Pier now have permission to start work on the project.

The city's planning commission voted unanimously in favor of the facility at Tuesday night's meeting.

The applicants, an investment group based in Santa Barbara, have approval to build a structure that contains a 104-unit hotel.

The designs also call for nearly 1800 square feet for retail shops, more than 2100 square feet of meeting space, and an underground parking garage.