Atascadero Council votes to approve micro-home development

November 14, 2019


The Atascadero City Council voted on Tuesday to approve the planned development of a community of micro-homes along El Camino Real.

Grand Oaks Paseo, a development proposed by Cal Coastal Properties, will consist of 30 micro-homes on a 1.7-acre El Camino Real lot near the Kmart shopping center and Highway 101. Plans call for a mix of 26 one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom homes, as well as four live-work spaces.

The micro-homes will be 500-to-900 square foot houses and live-work spaces. The development will also include a community event center, open spaces and 70 parking spots.

Ted Lawton, of Cal Coastal Properties, previously said the homes were projected to cost about $200,000 to $300,000. Lawton estimated buyers’ monthly mortgage payments would range from $1,400 to $1,800.

Developers expect it to take 16 to 24 months to complete the project.

Francesca Bolognini

Too expensive. Cramped together. How are the people who really need homes supposed to pay for this?

Ralph Snart

Just imagine the possibilities for the soon to be vacant Kmart


Micro-homes… now THAT’S funny. Our first home in Grover City (now Grover Beach) was built in the early 1950s; 853 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen with the utility room at the back of it. They weren’t called micro-homes back then, and thousands of folks raised their families in other homes just like it.


Why not build yurts on the site instead? You could probably fit another 40 “homes” that way.


I would so much rather see people’s self help housing; which also teaches skills and the economics backing it have helped many people I know whom are starting out, and associate with local companies. This is pretty insane pricing especially during a real estate inflation. Obviously not intended for local purchase it seems to me. The end of Atascadero as I grew up in it seems.


30 homes, 70 parking spots and an event center on 1.7 acres? Sweet, I can be the next mega billionaire and run for a political position if I let these chuckle heads buy my acreage and build a massive mega mini community on it. I wonder if every closet, Ahhhh…I mean home will come with a free smart car?


Don’t give them any dumb a$$ ideas,


So uniformed and cramped….may as well set up a bunch of Quonset huts and a mess hall….