Construction begins on Pacific Courtyards in downtown SLO

This architectural rendering shows Pacific Courtyards, which is under construction in downtown San Luis Obispo.
This architectural rendering shows Pacific Courtyards, which is under construction in downtown San Luis Obispo. Courtesy rendering

Construction has begun on Pacific Courtyards, a mixed-use project with nine residential units and office space, in downtown San Luis Obispo.

The project, which broke ground in November, is in its early stages of construction on the site between Osos and Morro streets. The project is bordered on the north by Pacific Street and on the south by Pismo Street. Demolition, utility work and site grading is underway. The foundation for the smaller of the two buildings (the triplex) is expected to be poured in January, weather permitting.

The residences are divided between two buildings. The triplex building, made up of three residential units, will have access from Morro Street, and a larger podium building with six residential units and about 8,000 square feet of office space will have Osos Street access.

The two-story residential units will range from 1,285 square feet to 1,690 square feet, with plans for two bedrooms and two bathrooms or three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Most of the residences will have about 400 square feet of private roof deck. One of the residential units is deed-restricted affordable housing. It will be smaller than the other units with one bed and one bath. The market-rate homes will start in the mid-$900,000s.

Each unit in the triplex will have a two-car garage, and there will be designated covered parking for the podium building with an elevator leading up to the offices and residential units. A courtyard with a fire pit, bench seating and a living wall will connect the residential units to the commercial space in the podium building.

The project’s exterior was designed to complement the nearby Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 1301 Osos St.

Danielle Ames: 805-781-7902

Pacific Courtyards

Owner: Mission Medical Patagona LP

Contractor: Robbins Reed, Inc.

Architect: Arris Studio Architects

Engineer: Ashley & Vance Engineering, Inc.

Broker: Richardson Properties, Christie’s International Real Estate

Estimated total project cost: Not disclosed

Expected completion date: Triplex building: fall 2016, Podium building: spring 2017