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Avila Ranch Final EIR and Development Plan Hearings

Post Date:06/14/2017


Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) for the Avila Ranch Development Project 

Project Address: 175 Venture Drive
Project #: SPEC/ER-1318-2015/GENP-1319-2015
State Clearinghouse #: 2015081034

Notice is hereby given that the City of San Luis Obispo (City), as Lead Agency, has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) for the Avila Ranch Development Project (Project). Section 15088 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines requires the Lead Agency to evaluate comments on environmental issues received from members of the public who reviewed the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR), and prepare a written response addressing each comment.

The Final EIR consists of written comments received by the City on the Draft EIR, and provides responses to environmental issues addressed in the comments. The Final EIR also contains corrections, clarifications, and minor revisions that were made to the Draft EIR. These changes do not affect the Draft EIR’s analysis or conclusions. 

Available Copies

The Final EIR is available for review online at: Hard copies of the Final EIR are available for review at City Hall (990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California); Community Development Department at 919 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California; as well as at the following local libraries: Cuesta College Library, Robert E. Kennedy Library - California Polytechnic State University, City/County Library – City of San Luis Obispo.

Additional information regarding the Project can be found online at:

Public Hearings

Planning Commission Hearings on Wednesday, June 28th and Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chamber, City Hall, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California.  The purpose of these meetings is to consider the Project, including related entitlements and the associated Final EIR, and provide a recommendation to the City Council.


City of San Luis Obispo
919 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3218



Tyler Corey, Principal Planner  
(805) 781-7169



Avila Ranch Development Project

Project Location:
The 150-acre Project site is located at the northeast corner of Buckley Road and Vachell Lane, and is comprised of three separate parcels (APN 053-259-004, -005, and -006). 

Project Description Overview:
The Avila Ranch Project is a proposed new neighborhood that would include up to 720 dwelling units; a “Town Center” with 15,000 square feet of local-serving retail and office uses; 18 acres of pocket parks, mini-parks and neighborhood parks; and 55 acres of open space including riparian corridors and farmed agricultural land.