Move those dorms

San Luis ObispoFebruary 18, 2014 

Neighbors near the proposed San Luis Coastal school district’s high-density residential project on Johnson Avenue must be pleased with the news: the project is canceled! The school district actually listened to the objections of neighbors about impacts to traffic and their neighborhood quality.

The proposed threeand four-story buildings were out of character with the quiet, surrounding homes. Traffic impacts would have been huge.

Now if Cal Poly administrators would only listen to the overwhelming objections of neighbors near their proposed Housing South Project, at Grand Avenue and Slack Street. That project will have a huge negative impact on nearby owner-occupied homes, on the new Teach School site for advanced elementary students at the old Pacheco School, and on traffic at Grand and Slack, which is already difficult. The EIR for this gross project, which also includes high-rise dorms next to single-family homes, wrongly concludes that traffic at Grand and Slack will be reduced.

These issues have been cited repeatedly by neighbors at meetings and in written comments. Cal Poly administrators continue to bury their heads in the sand and ignore them. Cal Poly should do the right thing and move this monstrosity somewhere else.

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