A strange discussion at Paso Robles planning commission last night about the River Lodge motel. That’s the old long-term rental motel at the corner of 101 and 46 west.
The city is negotiating a land swap with the current owner, so that he can exchange the motel for city owned property nearby that he can develop into a hotel. Zenique properties owned by a Mr. Patel.
Michael Harris and the owners of the Hampton and La Bellaserra have tried to buy the city-owned property for years. They also recently offered to buy the River Lodge from Mr. Patel and restore it.
Many are baffled why the city is negotiating the land swap, and why city officials want to start operating the dilapidated River Lodge motel.