Palm Nipomo Parking Structure EIR Available for Public Review
The Draft EIR for the Palm Nipomo Parking Structure is available for public review.
(Project # USE-0388-2017 & EID-0349-2017; State Clearinghouse # 2017051011).
The project involves the removal of an existing 77-space surface parking lot and five residential structures, and construction of an above-ground, five-level parking structure, non-profit theater, and 5,000 square feet of commercial space. The parking structure would provide up to 445 parking spaces. The theater would entail a three-story structure with a gross floor area of 23,841 square feet and up to 255 theater seats. The project would include a General Plan amendment from Office and Medium-High Density Residential to Public and a Zone Change from Office with a Historic Overlay (O-H) and Medium-High Density Residential (R-3) to Public Facility with a Historic Overlay (PF-H). The PF-H zone allows for development of a multi-level parking structure and non-profit theater, and deviations to otherwise applicable setback requirements and building height limits with Planning Commission approval. Commercial uses would be allowed as accessory uses of the parking and theater facilities. The project would also require Architectural Review, as well as a variance for the floor to area ratio to exceed 1.0 and maximum coverage to exceed 60 percent.
Identified Potential Environmental Impacts include: Aesthetics, Noise, Cultural and Tribal Cultural Resources and Transportation.
The document is available online or at the Community Development Department Office at 919 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA.
Comments should be provided in writing no later than 5:00 P.M, on February 16, 2018 to:
City of San Luis Obispo
Public Works Department
Attn: Scott Lee, Parking Manager
919 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401