Paso Robles Gateway Annexation


On October 7, 2020, the City of Paso Robles applied to the San Luis Obispo County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) to annex the Gateway properties into city limits.  The city's application to LAFCO is available here. LAFCO's website is located here.

City Council

On June 16, 2020, the City Council approved the Gateway Annexation project.  The agenda report for the City Council hearing is available here.  The minutes for the meeting are available here.  You can watch a recording of the City Council hearing on YouTube. Go to the Agenda Center.

Planning Commission Hearing

On May 26, 2020, the Planning Commission voted to recommend the City Council approve the project.  The agenda report for the Planning Commission hearing is available here.  An addendum to the agenda is available here.  You can watch a recording of the Planning Commission on YouTube.  Go to the Agenda Center.

20.06.04. Gateway Map

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.


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.