Several Cambria issues are on the county supervisors’ Jan. 13 meeting agenda, including an appeal of county approval for the Centrally Grown restaurant/market’s permit to remodel an existing complex of structures, change the use of one existing structure and allow the use of an existing home as a vacation rental, all at 7432 Exotic Garden Lane (the former Hamlet restaurant).
Neighbor Khosro Khaloghli appealed the Planning Department hearing officer’s June 13 approval of the permit, as Khaloghli indicated he would after that hearing.
Centrally Grown’s farm-to-table concept includes converting several side buildings into extensions of the restaurant, adding decks and changes to bring the structures into compliance with current regulations. One residence could be used as a vacation rental.
Under a separate permit, remodeling of the restaurant building has been underway for some time.
Through the years since 1961, among various uses of the 3.1-acre ocean-view property across Highway 1 from the sea were a two-story restaurant/bar/lounge, lavish gardens, a gift shop, commercial and/or retail nursery, day spa, art gallery and two homes.
Other Cambria topics on the supes’ agenda involve declaring as surplus the previous library building (900 Main St.) and a site bought for a new facility (790 Cornwall St.). The properties would then be auctioned off, with a potential sale date of April 21 for the Main Street site.
Also at the meeting, supervisors are to approve the employment agreement with Nick Franco to serve as county director of parks and recreation, and they’re to honor Cambria resident Shirley Bianchi, a former county supervisor, for her service to the county’s Model of Care Partners Oversight Committee.
The supervisors meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the County Government Center, 1055 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. For details, go to the county supervisors' website.