Articles Tagged With ‘Urban Development’




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Cal Poly students again angered by plan to develop farmland

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For the second time in the span of a year, Cal Poly agriculture students are protesting a university plan to develop farmland. The new proposal targets land where cattle graze, and it has angered dairy science students. Last June, a... (Continue reading)

SLO proposed 75-foot-high project scrapped

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  By KAREN VELIE Developers Nick Tompkins, Andrew Firestone and Jess Parker have withdrawn their plans to build a 75-foot high development in San Luis Obispo that would have included an 80-room hotel, residential units, offices, retail space and a... (Continue reading)

Local nonprofits plagued by financial irregularities

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE Two politically-connected nonprofits in San Luis Obispo County have broken federal or state laws, failed to report revenue and refused to comply with financial disclosure rules. The president and founder of one of the... (Continue reading)

SLO council endorses Madonna development

John Madonna’s plans to fashion his proposed project is fashioned after existing retirement communities.

The San Luis Obispo City Council has given preliminary approval for a development proposed by John Madonna, the son of later entrepreneur Alex Madonna. John Madonna plans to build a large-scale retirement community, houses, apartments and retail space on a... (Continue reading)

First home hooked up to the Los Osos sewer plant

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Following the successful inspection of the new Los Osos sewer plant, a local contractor connected the first home to the plant on Monday. Gellerman Construction, one of about 80 contractors working on the project, plans to connect two homes on... (Continue reading)

Does Petetit lawsuit reveal fraudulent business practices?

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE A lawsuit filed earlier this year alleges PB Company principal Ryan Petetit fraudulently induced a Nipomo couple to lend him more than $240,000. The suit lists seven complaints including breach of contract, fraudulent inducement, and negligence. But... (Continue reading)

Proposed Templeton mental health hospital gains approval

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a proposed mental health hospital in Templeton following an appeal of the county Planning Commission’s Jan. 14 approval. Harvey and Melanie Billig are planning to build a... (Continue reading)

John Ashbaugh apologizes for lashing out, again

Councilman John Ashbaugh

In response to concerns by several San Luis Obispo residents about demands new development could have on the city’s dwindling water supply and overtaxed infrastructure, Councilman John Ashbaugh lashed out at his constituents. On March 2, Bob Shanbrom emailed city... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande commission approves Tompkins’ hotel plan

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Following a redesign of the project, the Arroyo Grande Planning Commission unanimously approved developer Nick Tompkins’ plans to build the first hotel in the Village of Arroyo Grande. The project is called the Village Inn Hotel. [KSBY] Tompkins is planning... (Continue reading)

Why is Adam Hill silent on firing of Coastal Commission director?

SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill, Dee Torres, developer Gary Grossman and Pismo Councilman Erik Howell.

OPINION by DAN CARPENTER A week has gone by since the firing of the Executive Director of the Coastal Commission, and no public comment by Supervisor Adam Hill whose district includes the coastal zone from Montana De Oro south to... (Continue reading)



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