The San Luis Obispo County Planning Department has received an application for the Dana Reserve Specific Plan, located west of Highway 101 and south of Willow Road in the Nipomo area. The applicant is requesting approval of a Specific Plan that includes open space, trails, parks, residential neighborhoods, flex commercial and village commercial areas, a daycare center and a satellite community college.
Comments and questions regarding the project may be submitted via email to the Planning Manager, Airlin Singewald at [email protected] or mailed to the following address:
Department of Planning and Building
ATTN: Dana Reserve/Airlin Singewald
976 Osos Street, Room 300
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Planning Commission Hearing Continued to October 23 and 24, 2023; Study Session on September 28, 2023
The Planning Commission met on August 30, 2023 to review the proposed Dana Reserve Specific Plan and, at the request of the applicant and members of the community, continued the item to October 23 and 24, 2023 to provide the public and commissioners with additional time to review the project materials and environmental impact report (EIR). The Planning Commission also directed staff to return to the Planning Commission on September 28, 2023 for a Study Session on the Dana Reserve Specific Plan and EIR. At the Study Session, the Planning and Building Department staff will give an approximately 2 to 3 hour presentation on the proposed project and EIR and respond to questions from the Planning Commission. The applicant will also present, and the public will have an opportunity to provide public comment. The purpose of the Study Session is to inform the Planning Commission and public about the project, including its objectives, public benefits, and environmental impacts. At the conclusion of the Study Session, the Commission will scope key issues for Planning and Building Department staff to consider when then they present again to the Planning Commission at the hearing on October 23 and 24, 2023. The Commission will not deliberate or decide on the project during the Study Session.
Dana Reserve Specific Plan Notice of Continuance
August 30 and 31, 2023 Planning Commission Agenda, Staff Report, and Attachments
Final Environmental Impact Report
The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) is posted at the link below. Hard copies of the FEIR are available for public review at the Nipomo Library, and the County Planning and Building Department in the Old Courthouse at 976 Osos Street, San Luis Obispo.
Link to Final EIR
Dana Reserve Specific Plan
The Dana Reserve Specific Plan (DRSP) would implement the County General Plan’s goals and policies for future development and land uses on the 288-acre Dana Reserve parcel. The proposed 2023 DRSP includes land use and development standards for residential, commercial, recreation, and open space uses; policies for circulation improvements and provision of utilities and services; and a phasing/implementation plan that describes the public facility financing mechanisms available for the ongoing maintenance of public and private improvements required for the DRSP.
The 2023 DRSP incorporates staff’s recommended project changes based on public comments and the environmental analysis in the FEIR.
2023 Dana Reserve Specific Plan