Community members asked to help reshape San Miguel

tstrickland@thetribunenews.comAugust 5, 2013 

Mission Street near 11th Street in downtown San Miguel.

DAVID MIDDLECAMP — dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

The public is invited to a community meeting with San Luis Obispo County planners to discuss how to reshape the small community of San Miguel through 2035.

Rural San Miguel is at the northern edge of the county and is governed by a community services district for a population of about 2,300 people. It's home to the historic Mission San Miguel Arcangel, a small downtown, schools and agriculture.

County planners hope to make the area more pedestrian-friendly “with a balanced mix of land uses, including housing, shopping and services for residents,” according to a county news release.

Expanding the area’s water and sewer systems and improving roads, sidewalks and bicycle routes will also be addressed.

These concepts will be introduced at the meeting with a new study, available in draft form on the county’s planning department website, www.slocounty.ca.gov/planning. After an environmental review process is complete, the study will be used to help guide future growth and development in and around the area.

The meeting is slated for 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 12 at Mission San Miguel Parish Hall, 795 SLO Monterey Road.

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