Articles Tagged With ‘Urban Development’

Ron Hertel files for bankruptcy

Developer Ron Hertel, a partner in the failed R.W. Hertel and Sons, filed for personal bankruptcy in April listing $118.4 million in debt and assets of $591,000. The bulk of his accumulated debt is from personal guarantees he made on... (Continue reading)

Dalidio ranch in escrow

By KAREN VELIE Ernie Dalidio abandoned his plan to create a 131-acre mixed-use-development on his land adjacent to Highway 101 near Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo, and put the property up for sale. The property, listed at $19,750,000, is... (Continue reading)

Thanks to Wild Cherry Canyon supporters

Letter from KARA BLAKESLEE Greetings, friends and long-time supporters of Wild Cherry Canyon. As you’ve probably heard, plans to add the 2400-acre coastal Wild Cherry Canyon property to Montana de Oro State Park have fallen through. It’s been a long... (Continue reading)

SLO County considering consolidating financial offices

Members of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors are slated to vote on Tuesday whether or not to consolidate the offices of Treasurer-Tax Collector and Auditor-Controller. Frank Freitas, the county’s former treasurer-tax collector, retired last year. If the... (Continue reading)

SLO councilman asks candidate to resign from planning post

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo city councilman is asking a council candidate to resign from her seat on a land use planning task force because of a concern that her campaign is interfering with matters of city policy.... (Continue reading)

Copelands trade San Luis Obispo properties to Atlanta firm

An Atlanta based company has purchased $100.5 million in commercial property in San Luis Obispo from the Copeland brothers in exchange for assuming $50 million in debt and for $50.5 million in ownership of Jamestown properties. Copeland properties, owned by... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission approves Grover Beach conference center

The California Coastal Commission unanimously approved a plan Thursday to construct an 11,000-square-foot conference center and a lodge in Grover Beach near the entrance to the Oceano Dunes. [Tribune] The project, which Grover Beach officials have discussed for decades, includes... (Continue reading)

Battle over Atascadero Walmart goes to court

San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Jac Crawford heard arguments Tuesday on whether the city of Atascadero followed environmental law when it approved the construction of a Walmart in June. An attorney for Save Atascadero, a group opposed to the... (Continue reading)

Price Canyon debate continues in Pismo Beach

People for and against the Spanish Springs development are talking about potential transformations to the community if the Pismo Beach project proposal successfully finds its way through the process. Both sides have made claims. Proponents and city staff have been... (Continue reading)

Supervisors battle property advocates on ag ordinance

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is trying to finalize revisions to a contentious “ag cluster” ordinance before Debbie Arnold replaces Jim Patterson in January. [Tribune] Proposed changes to the ordinance make it more difficult for rural landowners... (Continue reading)