The San Luis Ranch project calls for 580 homes (plus accessory dwelling units), a 200-room hotel, 150,000 square feet of office space, and 200,000 square feet of commercial space. Sure, we need more "affordable" housing for people who want to live here, but let's look at what the bigger picture looks like with so many additional people in one big jump and ask these questions:
How does the SLO City Council plan to handle the next drought? Using drought resistant landscaping won't cut it.
How does the council plan to manage the unavoidable gridlock on the Madonna Road and Los Osos Valley Road areas?
How does the council plan to manage the newly created bottlenecks on Highway 101 due to the number of cars trying to use the off-ramp and on-ramp to the freeway? It will get backed up for miles. Are there plans and funds for additional lanes on Highway 101?
This San Luis Ranch should be part of a long-term plan instead of being a knee-jerk reaction to the requests to live in SLO and a great opportunity for developers.
San Luis Obispo