Articles Tagged With ‘Urban Development’




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California Coastal Commission director under fire

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Amid a battle between environmentalists and pro-development commissioners, a move to oust the California Coastal Commission executive director is under way. On Jan. 14, Commission Chair Steve Kinsey informed Executive Director Charles Lester that the 12-member panel will consider whether... (Continue reading)

Commission approves Templeton psychiatric hospital

Templeton hospital

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday in support of a proposed mental health hospital in Templeton. An appeal of the project to the board of supervisors is likely, though. Harvey and Melanie Billig are seeking approval... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande’s city manager a bad fit

Julie Tacker

OPINION By JULIE TACKER A year ago, in its search to replace embattled City Manager Steve Adams, the Arroyo Grande City Council voted unanimously to retain the same recruiting firm, Peckham & McKenney that the city of Bell had hired... (Continue reading)

County delays decision on psychiatric hospital

Templeton hospital

After more than three hours of discussion, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission delayed making a decision Thursday on a proposed mental health hospital in Templeton. The commission scheduled another hearing for Jan. 14. Harvey and Melanie Billig are... (Continue reading)

A SLO City Council Merry Christmas to downtown shoppers

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OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT Monday, downtown shoppers hoping to park in the 60-plus public parking spaces in the San Luis Obispo City lot off Broad and Marsh streets, were greeted with signs telling them the lot is closed permanently, and... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach adopts building moratorium

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The Pismo Beach City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday that will prohibit the city from issuing building permits for vacant lots. Developers can only build on vacant lots now if they complete permit applications prior to Dec. 1. Pismo Beach’s... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande commission critical of Tompkins’ hotel plan

Nick Tompkins

City planning commissioners are requesting that developer Nick Tompkins redesign a hotel he is planning to build in the Village of Arroyo Grande. The proposed architecture does not fit the character of the Village, according to the planning commission majority.... (Continue reading)

More details emerge in developer assault case

Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE An alleged violent assault on the girlfriend of a prominent San Luis Obispo County developer included smashing the victim’s head through a window and holding her in a closet against her will, sources said. More details emerged Monday... (Continue reading)

Nick Tompkins proposes downtown SLO hotel

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Developer Nick Tompkins would like to trade in a project for which he has gained approval in order to build an 80-room hotel in downtown San Luis Obispo. [Tribune] Tompkins has approval for two 5,000 square foot commercial buildings at... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles to adopt a ban on front lawns

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Builders will soon find it more difficult to construct homes with front lawns in Paso Robles. [Tribune] On Tuesday, the Paso Robles City Council voted 4-1 to ban front lawns at new residential developments. Builders can work around the ban,... (Continue reading)



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