Beechwood Specific Plan - Conceptual Neighborhood Plan
The City of Paso Robles and project applicants hosted a Public Open House to review the proposed Conceptual Neighborhood Plan for 915 home sites for the Beechwood Specific Plan Area. The City will be collecting comments on potential environmental issues to include in the EIR process. Read Public Notice [PDF]
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.
The Beechwood area is bounded by Meadowlark Road, Creston Road, Beechwood Drive and the PG&E easement on the eastern edge of the City limits.
At the October 29, 2013 public workshop, City Council allowed that the applicants may proceed to prepare a Specific Plan, environmental and water supply assessments with a few conditions (and without any guarantee of approval). Their conditions included a number of minor modifications recommended by the Planning Commission [the staff report showing recommended conditions/changes can be downloaded here].
Over the next 12-18 months the applicant may prepare a Specific Plan, which will be subjected to public scrutiny, and then undertake an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) as well as a Water Supply Assessment (WSA). The results of those studies will identify impacts, resource constraints, mitigations, fiscal impacts, etc.. Ultimately, the Plan, EIR and WSA will be presented for public review and the City Council will decide whether to approve, modify or reject the proposed Specific Plan.