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
More reports can be found on the Publications page.
Black Oak Lodge
This is a proposal to establish a 4-story, 96 room hotel. The project includes 120 parking spaces, which exceeds the Zoning Code requirement for 104 spaces allowing for one space per guest room and 8 spaces for employees. Parking spaces include standard, compact, EV charger, and handicapped accessible parking stalls, in addition to motorcycle spaces, and bicycle parking facilities. Project location is 2717 Black Oak Drive, just north of 24th Street.
Download the Black Oak Lodge EIS [pdf:429pp/7.44mb]
Firestone Cold Block 4
Planned Development 12-006 Amendment: a request to install twelve (12) 65 foot tall, 15-foot diameter fermentation vessel's (tanks). Along with the tanks would be the construction of a 6,300 square foot cellar/tank building. The project also includes a pipe bridge that would be constructed over Vendels Circle that will transfer product between Building 1 and the Cold Block 4 tanks. The bridge would have a 17-foot tall clearance and extend approximately 70 feet from the cold block tanks to Building 1.
Download the Firestone Cold Block 4 EIS [pdf:28pp/1.25mb]
Download May 23, 2017 Planning Commission Agenda Item 2
Paso Market Place
This is a proposal to establish a 15,669 sf mixed-use development project at 1803 Spring Street. The project includes restaurant, specialty retail, and residential uses, as follows:
Building A - Restaurant - 1,200 sf
Building B - Retail and 3 residences – 4,080 sf
Building C - Retail, café – 1,162 sf
Building D - Retail - 3,653 sf
Building E - Bar/outdoor seating, retail, 3 residences - 4,660 building sf, and 1,150 patio sf
Download the Initial Study [pdf:284kb/24pp]
Urban Design Concept Plans
Riverside, Paso Robles
Twenty-nine undergraduate students in their third year in the Department of City and Regional Planning, Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo developed ten discrete urban design concept visions for public and private lands between the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and the Salinas River from 1st Street to 24th Street.
Download the Riverside Urban Design Concept Plans Final Report [pdf:21mb/386pp]
Cabernet Links RV Resort and Golf Course
290 space RV resort / Links Golf Course
Location: 5151 Jardine Road, Paso Robles
APN 025-436-029 & 025-346-030
Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) Recirculation
Hyatt Place Project
The proposed Hyatt Place Project involves development of a new 116-room Hyatt hotel at the site of the existing River Lodge Motel in the City of Paso Robles, California. The project includes a hotel use with associated parking, landscaping, and amenities.
Destino Paso Resort Hotels
Description: The proposed project, Destino Paso Resort, is a request to amend the site plan and architecture of a previously approved Development Plan and Conditional Use Permit, and modification of the Tract Map subdivision layout for a hotel project at the same location. The overall intensity of development, 291 rooms and ancillary support uses, is not proposed to change with this application.
Download the CEQA Initial Study [pdf:288kb/29pp]
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Residential Grading Ordinance Amendment / Zone Change 15-005
Description: The project consists of a comprehensive amendment to the City’s Residential Grading Ordinance (Zoning Ordinance sections 21.14A and 21.6E) based on the recommendation from the City’s Grading Ordinance Advisory Committee.
Download the Initial Study - Negative Declaration [pdf:492kb/20pp]
Project Location: Eastern end of Wisteria Lane, North of State Route 46
East (APN 025-435-031, 030, and 029)
San Luis Obispo County
Download CEQA Initial Study [pdf:110kb/33pp]
- See all Initial Study Attachments
River Oaks II - Expansion
Project Location: North of 46 East, west of Buena Vista Drive, and east of the Salinas River (APN: 025-390-009)
Download CEQA Initial Study [pdf:1.5mb/52pp]
- See all Initial Study Attachments
Download River Oaks II - Design Manual [pdf:9.9mb/133pp]
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]
Beechwood Specific Plan
A 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.
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. 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.
Paso Robles Gateway Annexation
Description: The City Council has approved a settlement agreement to dismiss multiple lawsuits and allow the processing of a proposed General Plan Amendment and annexation of 170 acres for a destination resort development including a single-family residential development and realignment of South Vine Street.
Download the Settlement Agreement and Release [pdf:5.8mb/32pp]
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.