SLO council approves Garden Street Terraces project
March 5, 2014
The San Luis Obispo City Council issued the final approval Tuesday night for a downtown development nearly 10 years in the making.
The Garden Street Terraces Project, created by San Luis Obispo developer Hamish Marshall, will consist of retail and residential space, as well as a 48-room hotel. It is located between Garden and Broad streets and Marsh Street and Garden Alley.
Mayor Jan Marx, Councilman John Ashbaugh and Councilwoman Carlyn Christianson supported the project. The council voted 3-1 for approval, with Councilwoman Kathy Smith dissenting and Councilman Dan Carpenter recusing himself because he owns property in the area.
Marshall began pitching the project in 2005. It has since undergone several revisions to meet city requirements.
Occupancy of the hotel and residential units is expected to begin in 2016.