Revamped SLO project now calls for 702-home mixed-use development

The previous planned design for the project

A proposed mixed-used development in San Luis Obispo that was brought forward last year as a 606-home project has been revamped and is now a proposal that consists of constructing 702 homes in a high-density manner. [Tribune]

Last year, Atoll Holdings LLC was seeking to redevelop the vacant Atoll Business park on a 17-acre site at the corner of Laurel Lane and Orcutt Road. Now, Blue Sky Development is proposing 702 apartments and townhouses at the site, as well as commercial space that would include a microbrewery, coffee shop and deli.

The development could be as tall as five stories. The apartments would range in size from just 380 square feet to 850 square feet, with 56 of the homes being reserved for residents who make well below the city’s average salary.

Chuck Braff, of Blue Sky’s development team, said San Luis Obispo has a need for housing for firefighters, teachers and others who make up the workforce. That is whom the planned homes are intended for, Braff said. 

The plan calls for converting a 196,000 square-foot manufacturing building into housing spread across 11 buildings. Atoll Holdings is the current commercial tenant of the large building space. 

The nearby Crux Climbing Gym, which is located in a separate building, would remain in place. Last year’s proposal called for integrating the climbing gym into the development.

San Luis Obispo’s planning commission will review a conceptual plan for the project at its Feb. 13 meeting.

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One Comment about “Revamped SLO project now calls for 702-home mixed-use development”

  1. Louie337 says:

    This is just out of control. Currently Laurel Lane is controlled by a couple of stop signs with hundreds if not thousands of autos traversing the area to get off Johnson and onto Broad via Orcutt. The traffic is currently stopped at various times of the day, and with the huge amount of OTHER housing construction occurring down Orcutt toward Broad, this is just abject madness.

    Just how much does the current city council members get reimbursed for allowing this absolute destroyer of our neighborhood.

    Better to just build a bunch of baby houses, and move them in the parking lot that already exists. Also WHY do firefighters warrant special housing. Have you checked their income lately. Waste of our money, yes City this IS OUR MONEY, spent ruining OUR neighborhood.

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