Paso Robles Gateway Annexation

Project Description

The Paso Robles Gateway Annexation project is located northwest of the intersection of Highway 101 and Highway 46 West and would include the development of two hotels with  325 rooms, three commercial centers with approximately 75,600 square feet of space, a 30,000 square-foot conference center, 17 workforce residential units, and up to 80 resort residential units or a third hotel with 100 rooms.  South Vine Street would be realigned to connect with Theatre Drive.  

Requested project approvals include the annexation of 170 acres of land currently under county jurisdiction, an amendment to the City’s Sphere of Influence, certification of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), a General Plan Amendment, Pre-Zoning of the site, Conceptual Master Plan of Development, Lot Line Adjustment, Phased Vesting Tentative Tract Map, Development Agreement, and Oak Tree Removal Permit.

20.06.04. Gateway Map

City Council

June 16, 2020.  The City Council will consider the Paso Robles Gateway Annexation project at their next meeting.  The public is encouraged to send written comments now, and to listen to and participate in the live-streamed teleconference meeting Tuesday, June 16, 2020.   

Written comments can be submitted by the public prior to the meeting via email to  Comments received before 12:00 noon on the day of the meeting will be posted as an addendum to the agenda online.  Due to the COVID-19 Emergency and in compliance with the State and County Shelter-at-Home Orders, and the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, which allows for a deviation of teleconference rules required by the Ralph M. Brown Act, the City Council meeting will be held by teleconference only.  Meeting presentations will be live-streamed and available to play later on YouTube by accessing the City’s YouTube Channel.  The public can also listen to the meeting live on AM Radio 1230 (KPRL).  Rather than attending in person, members of the public can call (805) 865-PASO (7276) to participate via telephone (the phone line will open just prior to the start of the meeting at 6:30 PM).    

The agenda will be available in the Agenda Center by Friday, June 12, 2020.  Contact the Planning Department at or 805-237-3970 with any questions prior to the meeting. 

Planning Commission Hearing

On May 26, 2020, the Planning Commission voted to recommend the City Council approve the project.  The agenda for the Planning Commission hearing is available here.  An addendum to the agenda is available here.


Environmental Impact Report

May 18, 2020.  The Final Environmental Impact Report is now available for review.  

20.05.18. FEIR Gateway Project Final EIR May 2020

20.05.18. FEIR Appendices Gateway Project Final EIR May 2020

February 28, 2020.  The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was available for review and comment between February 28 and April 13, 2020.  You can download the Draft EIR and the technical appendices at  Due to COVID-19, the City Library and the Community Development Department are both currently closed to the public.

The Draft EIR identifies potential impacts to:

  • Aesthetics
  • Agriculture
  • Air Quality
  • Biological Resources
  • Cultural Resources
  • Energy
  • Geology & Soils
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Hazards & Hazardous Materials
  • Hydrology & Water Quality
  • Noise
  • Transportation
  • Utilities


December 10, 2018. The City received an application for the Paso Robles Gateway including an Annexation, General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Development Plan, Tentative Tract Map, and Oak Tree Removal Permit for the purpose of developing three hotels with up to 425 rooms, three commercial centers with approximately 75,600 sf of space, a 30,000-sf conference center, and up to 97 residential units.

Settlement Agreement

August 2, 2016.  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.