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San Luis Obispo County, California

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Bob Jones Pathway DIER

Please attend a public meeting before the Parks and Recreation Commission scheduled for Thursday January 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors Chambers. The Commission will be making a recommendation for the project which will then be scheduled for approval before the Board of Supervisors tentatively February 24th 2015.

New Information

The Final Environmental Impact Report has been published (see link below). The document addresses the environmental impacts that may be associated with the construction of an approximately 4.4 mile segment of a mostly class 1 pedestrian/bike path from the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County’s Octagon Barn to the existing staging area of the Bob Jones path at Ontario Road.

The Project alignment along with the Final Environmental Impact Report will be before the Parks and Recreation Commission for consideration on January 22nd 2015. The Parks and Recreation Commission will make a formal recommendation of the project alignment which will then go to the County Board of Supervisors for review and adoption as well as certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The Board of Supervisors hearing is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday February 24, 2015.

The Final Environmental Impact Report can be found here: Final Environmental Impact Report

Background

On January 16, 2015 the County released the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Bob Jones Pathway project. Based on several comments during the public review portion of the Draft EIR, the County determined to revise the project alternatives portion of the Draft. These additional alternatives include potential new segments along San Luis Obispo Creek, removing the shared portion of the path along Monte Road as an option, and an undercrossing to Highway 101 for the connection to the existing Bob Jones staging area (see website information below for plans and specific information).

The Final EIR (FEIR) addresses the environmental impacts that may be associated with the request to construct the approximately 4.4 mile segment of a bike path from the Octagon Barn located on South Higuera St., just south of the City of San Luis Obispo, to the staging area of the existing Bob Jones bike path at Ontario Road within the Avila Valley area. The project includes improvements to a staging area at the Octagon Barn parking lot, construction of bridges, and crossings along South Higuera Road. In addition, the Final EIR includes all of the comments received from the community on the Draft EIR with responses published as well.

The proposed project is primarily within the Agriculture and Rural Lands land use categories and begins at the south-western edge of the City of San Luis Obispo, approximately 2,000 feet south of the intersection of South Higuera and Los Osos Valley Road, and follows an alignment along South Higuera, San Luis Obispo Creek, Monte Road and Ontario Road.

HOW TO GET MORE INFORMATION:

For more information, please contact:

Ryan Hostetter, Project Manager
County Planning & Building Department
976 Osos Street, Rm 300
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408-2040

 

Draft Environmental Impact Reports for the Bob Jones Pathway from August 2013