The Port San Luis Harbor Commission has given the Harbor Terrace development its final approval and sent it on to the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission.
Earlier this week, the commission approved the environmental documents for the project with some minor changes. The project is now tentatively scheduled to be heard by the Planning Commission on March 26.
At the behest of the state Coastal Commission, the harbor commission redesigned the project to move some cabin sites to protect rare needle grass. The harbor commission opted not to make further design changes to protect coastal scrubland because that would have required building a retaining wall.
“The lost coastal scrub will be replaced 2-to-1,” harbor manager Steve McGrath said.
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The 34-acre project calls for a campground and other visitor amenities to be built near the main entrance to Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. It would include equipment storage to support the operation of the port.
HomeFed Corp. of Carlsbad is the developer; the estimated construction cost is $17 million to $20 million. Plans call for the development to be finished in 2017.