Articles Tagged With ‘Urban Development’




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County supervisors vote to support workforce housing

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By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to approve a program aimed at providing more workforce housing. Supervisors Lynn Compton, Debbie Arnold and Frank Mecham voted in favor of the program while... (Continue reading)

Turning SLO into Slum Luis Obispo

Richard Schmidt

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT This is a tale of two cities, both faced with rapacious demands from developers buoyed by a new state law that provides incentives to developers who include a few units of “affordable” housing in their projects.... (Continue reading)

Serious issues overlooked in Arroyo Grande EIR

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OPINION by JAN SHEPHERD This opinion piece focuses on my concerns with the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the East Cherry Avenue and Traffic Way project in Arroyo Grande and lists out the impacts in the EIR that were not... (Continue reading)

SLO Brew ordered to stop work, permits suspended

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  By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo city inspectors placed a stop work order and suspended all permits for SLO Brew’s new facility out by the airport after discovering multiple violations. The new facility, dubbed the Rock, includes a brewery,... (Continue reading)

Less water for AG residents, more for developers

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By KAREN VELIE The Arroyo Grande City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to enact further water restrictions on existing residents while delaying a building moratorium. The delay will allow a developer to avoid the moratorium and move ahead with the construction... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach may help developer fund hotel project

Matthew Bronson

By JOSH FRIEDMAN As a reward for potentially generating millions of dollars in tax revenue for the city, Grover Beach may financially assist a developer that plans to build a hotel on a site with no water and sewer connections.... (Continue reading)

SLO temporarily halts Chinatown project over Chumash aqueduct

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The city of San Luis Obispo has issued a stop-work order to Copeland Properties, the developer of the Chinatown project. The developer reportedly planned to remove a 250-year-old aqueduct that was built by the Chumash. Last year, archeologist Barry Price... (Continue reading)

Petetit and Belsher’s money woes widen

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE John Belsher and Ryan Petetit have lost water rights key to their plans to build an assisted living and Alzheimer’s care facility in Templeton. Their failure to fund the purchase of the property could cost the pair... (Continue reading)

SLO council candidates debate water and development

Mayor Jan Marx

Both San Luis Obispo mayoral candidates and all six council candidates participated in a debate Wednesday at the city’s Senior Citizens Center. San Luis Obispo’s water supply, particularly in the context of new development, was the most noteworthy issue discussed... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach man wins property rights battle

Pismo Beach

A Pismo Beach man has won a legal victory last month that could impact property owners across the state. A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge ordered Pismo Beach to set aside approximately $180,000 in fines levied against a... (Continue reading)



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