Sierra Club sues Pismo Beach over proposed development
July 23, 2013
The San Luis Obispo County chapter of the Sierra Club has sued the city of Pismo Beach over its approval of the environmental impact report for the proposed Spanish Springs development in Price Canyon. [Tribune]
The proposed development includes 416 single-family homes on small clustered lots with the majority of the land left as open space, in an attempt to embrace smart growth. It also slated to include 73 apartments or condominiums, 120 senior units, a 150-room hotel, a 10,000 square-foot conference center, a nine-hole golf course, parks and vineyards on a 961-acre lot off Price Canyon Road.
On Monday, the Sierra Club filed suit, claiming the EIR inadequately planned to protect wildlife and mitigate carbon pollution emissions carbon pollution emissions. The Sierra Club also claims that environmental document omitted a management plan for a wildlife reserve.
Likewise, the Sierra Club argues that city of Pismo Beach failed to objectively analyze the toll the project would take on the existing water supply.
The lawsuit also names BHT II Pismo, a limited liability corporation that owns three properties making up the Spanish Springs proposal.