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, commercial and light industrial space, a daycare center and a satellite community college.
The Draft Dana Reserve Specific Plan can be found at the following link:
Comments and questions regarding the project may be submitted via email to [email protected] or mailed to the following address:
Department of Planning and Building
ATTN: Dana Reserve/Jennifer Guetschow
976 Osos Street, Room 300
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
San Luis Obispo County, acting as the Lead Agency, will determine the extent of environmental impacts for this project through an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The EIR will have two draft documents publicly circulated before final action is taken by the Board of Supervisors.
The first is the Initial Study which can be found below and was circulated before the scoping meeting for public comment held July 19, 2021. The second document for public review will be the Draft EIR with an anticipated release date of June, 2022.
The Final EIR will be reviewed at a public hearing with the Planning Commission and recommended to the Board of Supervisors for hearing and final action.
CEQA EIR Milestones
Initial Study/Notice of Preparation/Scoping Meeting
The County issued a Notice of Preparation and Initial Study for the Dana Reserve Specific Plan, held a scoping meeting on July 19, 2021 to obtain public input. See the links to the documents below:
Notice of Preparation
Draft Dana Reserve Specific Plan
Draft Environmental Impact Report
The County contracted with the SWCA Environmental Consultants to prepare the EIR. They will be reviewing public comment gathered at the Scoping Meeting and analyzing the environmental impacts anticipated by the project. The analysis will include extensive coordination with identified agencies and organizations who will be responsible for future development approvals. SWCA will evaluate the impacts of the development on the project site, the off-site conservation area, and any consequent activities that are the result of this project. This will be an extensive and lengthy process. The Draft EIR is expected to be released for public review in June 2022