Proposed SLO homeless campus clears major hurdle
February 17, 2010
A new homeless campus being proposed for San Luis Obispo cleared a major regulatory hurdle Wednesday afternoon. The County Airport Land Use Commission voted six to one to change the zoning on a one-acre parcel of county-owned land on Prado Road.
The location is being pitched as the site of a new 200-bed homeless campus, combining the current operations of the Prado Road Day Center and the Maxine Lewis Shelter. Land Use Commission approval was required since the proposed facility is in the airport flight path.
District III county supervisor Adam Hill, who is helping to spearhead the new facility, said earlier this week that he was not aware of any previous exemptions granted by the commission. A proposal to build a senior center on the property owned by Ernie Dalidio, for example, had been nixed by the Land Use Commission because of the flight path concerns.