Update on Large Developments:
, Port San Luis:
Status: The contracted developer withdrew. However, the project approval continues in effect.
Project traffic evaluation was based on the second Tuesday in May; therefore, important traffic safety measures were not triggered. The Harbor Commission has the ability, but is not required, to implement measures which address traffic on warm weather weekends. Approved: 80 RV spaces and 100 other visitor accommodations, plus facilities for the general public such as restaurant and swimming pool.
at Avila Point, overlooking and 50% larger than Avila Beach:
Status: Processing has started with the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report. The optional BOS authorization to proceed with processing the rezoning application has occurred; however, the r
ezoning is not approved yet, and must be approved before BOS can consider the specific plan and subdivision map.
Caution: Approval of the vesting subdivision map for proposed development phases would lock in certain requirements, including the contested traffic metric (second weekday in May).
In addition to significant truck trips for resort construction, remediation of contaminated soils from past oil industry uses would involve an estimated 140 daily one-way truck trips for 340 days.
Fire Department wants a second access; this is not proposed.
The self-contained resort would consist of: Parking lot fronting Avila Beach Drive at Cave Landing Road; 232 units for hotel and vacation rental, with 268,200 sq.ft.; 4,000 sq.ft. retail; 20,000 sq.ft. of various uses which could include 10 multi-family residences, a desalination plant or wastewater facility; 2,000 sq.ft. for a gatehouse.
Please see the project application and initial study on the AVAC website
under Current Issues. (www.avac-avila.org).
Avila Golf Course Resort & Other Uses
Status: The project application remains incomplete for processing until information requested by Planning staff is submitted.
Proposed uses are basically inconsistent with the San Luis Bay Estates Master Plan which includes the golf course. Also, proposed development would occupy Open Space Easements to the County. Amendments of the Master Plan would be necessary, as well as abandonment of the public's easements. BOS has discretion about whether to authorize processing amendments. Amending the General Plan should be based on compelling public interest.
Proposal: Proposed appears to be: Additional 230,000 sq.ft. for 144 units, amphitheater, sports field, funicular, vineyard, winery, chapel, spa, ponds, narrow gage rail, practice green and driving range.
, off Ontario Road, 8 acres:
Status: The project application remains incomplete for processing until information requested by Planning staff is submitted. No amendment of the General Plan is necessary.
Proposal: 44 two-story detached lodge units for long term occupancy and 12 to 27 movable units without associated parking.
50 Cottage Units,
adjacent to the San Luis Bay Inn:
Status: An application has been submitted to San Miguelito Mutual Water Company for a "Will Serve" letter. The letter is necessary for a project application to County Planning.
Proposal: Fifty cottage units are included in the San Luis Bay Estates, Master Plan and, therefore, no amendment of the General Plan would be needed.
Wild Cherry Canyon,
2,400 inland acres between Avila Beach and the Harbor:
Status: Supervisor Hill mentioned the applicant is now considering a resort development rather than
1,500 homes. No application submitted. General Plan would have to be amended to change the Urban Reserve Line and Agriculture zoning. BOS has discretion whether to authorize processing amendments. Amending the General Plan should be based on compelling public interest.