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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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]
Alder Creek Apartments
Description: Amend the General Plan Land Use Element Map to re-designate approximately 1.50 acres of land from Residential Multi-Family Low Density to Residential Multi-Family High Density, and re-designate approximately 0.9 acres of land from Residential Multi- Family Low Density to Parks and Open Space.
Download CEQA Initial Study [pdf:1.7mb/42pp]
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]
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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]
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Download River Oaks II - Design Manual [pdf:9.9mb/133pp]
Marriott Residence Inn - CEQA
Project Location: 2940 Union Road (APN: 025-362-004)
This is a proposal to establish a 4-story, extended-stay Residence Inn – by Marriott hotel with 119 guest rooms. The guest rooms include: 57 king bed studio rooms; 24 double queen bed studio rooms; 25 1-bedroom double queen units; 6 2- bedroom king & double queen rooms; and 7 king, double queen bed one or two bedroom rooms with a total building square footage of 98,400 square feet.
Download CEQA Documents [pdf:14mb/396pp]
Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
The City of Paso Robles has developed a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (hereinafter referred to as the 2016 LHMP) to assess risks posed by natural and human-caused hazards and to develop a mitigation strategy for reducing the City's risks. The City has prepared the 2016 LHMP in accordance with the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000). Read more.
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
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.
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.
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.