The Turlock California Planning Commission officially approved that the building of a new Marriott TownePlace hotel be exempt from the Westside Industrial Specific Plan’s 35-foot height limit allowing the project to move forward. The proposed four-story Marriott TownePlace hotel at 201 N. Tully Rd. will stand at 61 feet and 6 inches from grade to highest point. With these measurements, it will be the highest hotel in Turlock by 1 foot and 6 inches. The project is being developed by BM5 Hospitality LLC. The Marriott TownePlace project includes a 4-story, 91-room hotel on a 2-acre parcel located at N. Tully Rd. The lot is next to the Comfort Suites and Days Inn on N. Tully Road. A total of 88 onsite parking spaces will be built. Additional improvements include paving, parking lot striping, lighting, fenced outdoor pool area and landscaping. A minimum 15-foot-wide landscape bed will be required to be planted along North Tully Road. A 10-foot-wide landscape area will be required along the west property line abutting the Highway 99 frontage as well as parking lot shade trees and landscape islands planted throughout the project site. All new landscaping must comply with the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance. The project would also include curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements adjacent to the hotel.