When the new Hollister Amazon facility opens in September, it's expected to provide several hundred jobs in administration, shipping and delivery. Photo courtesy of Amazon.

Government / Politics

Hollister fast-tracked Amazon development without public input

Proponents say new delivery station will bring hundreds of jobs and taxes, but residents were left out of the conversation.

Taco Bell on San Felipe Road. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Taco Bell project delayed over offsite improvement concerns

To meet city requirements, applicant must also create more parking spots.

The lot across from the Fairfield Inn at 390 Gateway Drive is the proposed location of new Holiday Inn Express. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Holiday Inn Express gets approval for site and architectural review

New hotel to include 93 rooms, a gym and indoor pool.

The 400 block of San Benito Street. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Planning Commission approves use permit for 400 block development

Mayor’s second letter to commissioners fails to delay vote.

The 400 block at the corner of Fourth Street and San Benito Street. The Vault building, owned by Mayor Ignacio Velazquez, sits in the background. File photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister Mayor’s letter delays approval of 400 Block tentative map

Planning Commission moves to first review Velazquez’s claims.

Commissioner Carol Lenoir, center, told one resident if he was worried about traffic he should have bought his home on a cul-de-sac. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Residents object to infill building project next to homes

Despite objections of nearby residents, the Hollister Planning Commission approved a tentative map and conditional use permit for a 12-unit development.