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Community Development


The Community Development Department consists of the Planning, Engineering and Building Divisions, involving the Department in all aspects of development. From the grading of the lot to the construction of the building (pad, structure, electrical, plumbing), and installation of final improvements such as landscaping and signage. Department Overview

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The Oaks at Paso Robles - Assisted Living Facility

Southwest Corner of South River Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446

This is a proposal to establish an assisted living facility for senior residents and persons that need general assisted living services.  The project site 2.79 acres in area, and includes 73 assisted living units, and 24 memory care units. The assisted living units include studios, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units, with private bathrooms and kitchenettes. The project is proposed to be three stories in height (up to 39'4") for the assisted living component of the building, and one-story for the memory care facility. See Attachment 4, Elevations. 

The combined square footage is proposed to be approximately 68,000 square feet in area.  The facility includes a central kitchen and dining room, bistro-style deli, personal services, and activities center, as well as large gathering spaces with indoor/outdoor balconies on each floor, and a secured courtyard gathering space for memory care facility.

Download the Environmental Initial Study[pdf:6.26mb//183pp]

Download the Mitigation Monitoring Program

Firestone Brewery -
Building Expansion and New Warehouse

Planned Development 12-006 Amendment: a request to construct an approximate 9,000 square foot expansion to an existing 19,500 square foot building for office and warehouse uses. This addition would take place in an area that has been an asphalt parking lot for the existing building. Also proposed, is the construction of a new 55,000 square foot warehouse and 39 space surface parking lot. The new building would be built on an approximate 3-acre vacant site.

Download the Environmental Initial Study (Negative Declaration) [pdf:1.14mb//31pp]

Buena Vista Village
at San Antonio Winery

Download the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Initial Study [pdf:2.67mb/78pp]

San Antonio Winery
Wine Production Facility

Project Proposal:
The proposed project is for a Development Plan for a new and phased winery processing facility which also involves the merging of two existing parcels.

Download the Environmental Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration [pdf:8.17mb/101pp]

Hilton Garden Inn

Environmental Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration [pdf:7.89mb/175pp]
This is a proposal to establish a 3-story hotel, in two phases, with a build-out of 166 guest rooms. In compliance with the applicable City Zoning Code standards, the site includes 176 parking spaces allowing for one space per guest room and 10 spaces for employees. Parking spaces include standard, compact, EV charger, and handicapped accessible parking stalls, in addition to motorcycle spaces, and bicycle parking facilities.

Pine Street Promenade

Environmental Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration [pdf:6.19mb/174pp]
The proposed project is intended to be built in two phases, where Phase I would include a 4-story hotel with 106 rooms, a 7,500 square foot restaurant, 21,885 square foot retail market space, and 16,169 square foot office space (within the Plaza building). Phase II includes development of a 500 seat Performing Arts Center (PAC).

Residence Inn by Marriott

Environmental Initial Study [pdf:14.5mb/288pp]
Description: This is a proposal to establish a 4-story, extended-stay hotel with 128 guest rooms.

June 17, 2014 City Council Agenda Item
Attachment 14:

a. Three letters from attorney representative of Quorum Realty, Mr. Sanders [pdf:12mb/185pp]

b. Response letter from City Attorney, Iris Yang at Best, Best & Krieger [pdf:1.8mb/22pp]

c. Response letter from ATE Transportation Engineers [pdf:250k/4pp]

d. Letter from applicants attorney, Sabrina Teller at Remy, Moose & Manley [pdf:190k/4pp]

Beechwood Specific Plan

Beechweed Specific PlanA draft of a conceptual site plan (below) was considered by the Planning Commission on October 8, 2013 and by the City Council on October 29th.

The project includes a proposal for 1,011 residences and a small amount of commercial development on 236 acres. The project will also include open space areas, parks and multi-purpose trails.

Read more.

Historic Preservation Program

To help preserve the historic treasures that shape the community’s character, and to continue Paso Robles’ legacy, the City Council has established a goal to update the current City-wide Historic Inventory and establish a Historic Preservation Ordinance. Read more...

U.S. Highway 101/State Route 46 East Improvement Project

Caltrans proposes to provide operational and access improvements at the 13th Street Bridge over U.S. Highway 101, the U.S. Highway 101 ramp at 16th Street, and the westbound direction of State Route 46 East at and near the U.S. Highway 101/State Route 46 East interchange. The project would also construct an auxiliary lane along U.S. Highway 101 southbound between the on-ramp at State Route 46 East and off-ramp at 17th Street/Riverside Avenue, as well as a ramp meter at the southbound U.S. Highway 101 on-ramp at Spring Street. Read more...

Bike Master Plan

The City of Paso Robles has become aware of the growing interest in bicycle riding through local planning efforts such as new specific plans, trail planning, and regional bike programs. Excitement for cycling and recreational bike riding was also heightened when the City of Paso Robles hosted the Amgen Tour of California in 2009. New South Vine Street Bike Lanes

The Paso Robles Bicycle Master Plan is a comprehensive plan to address the needs of both recreational and commuter cyclists. The plan provides direction for City bike planning and improvements over the next 10 years. The plan includes goals that establish what the City would like to achieve, policies to provide the guidance on how to achieve the goals, and actions to direct the City’s efforts.

PDF DocumentDownload the Bike Master Plan [pdf:2.5mb/57pp]

U.S. HWY 101/46 West Interchange Modification Project

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), as delegated by the Federal Highway Administration, has determined that Build Alternative 2 will have no significant impact on the human environment. This Finding of No Significant Impact is based on the attached Environmental Assessment, which has been independently evaluated by Caltrans and determined to adequately and accurately discuss the need, environmental issues, and impacts of the proposed project and appropriate mitigation measures. It provides sufficient evidence and analysis for determining that an Environmental Impact Statement is not required. Caltrans takes full responsibility for the accuracy, scope, and content of the attached Environmental Assessment and incorporated technical reports (and other documents as appropriate).

The environmental review, consultation, and any other action required in accordance with applicable federal laws for this project is being, or has been, carried out by Caltrans under its assumption of responsibility pursuant to 23 U.S. Code 327. Read more...

Hwy 46 East for the Future

"Population growth, both locally and statewide, has led to increased travel demand and congestion on Route 46 East. The primary purpose of the 46 East for the Future process is to generate public interest to assist partner agencies in the development of a 20-year improvement strategy for the section of Route 46 East from US 101 to Jardine Road.

PDF DocumentComprehensive Corridor Study [pdf: 4.7mb/106pp]

PDF DocumentParallel Routes Study [pdf:1.2mb/40pp]

More Projects

RoundaboutsTraffic Calming Program
The Traffic Calming Program, adopted by the City Council in January 2005, was developed to provide the means to address existing traffic calming problems and to use in new development. The purposes of "traffic calming" are aimed at reducing traffic congestion and to keep traffic moving. Learn more...

Salinas RiverSalinas River Corridor Vision
The Salinas River, embraced by the citizens of Paso Robles, is a thriving corridor that enhances important habitat and open spaces, provides recreational and economic opportunities, ties to our heritage, and connects to our future. Follow The River, Follow The Dream. Learn more about the Salinas River Corridor.

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