CDCR - Paso Robles Property Master Re-Use Plan

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
Document Title
CDCR - Paso Robles Property Master Re-Use Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
PF - Public Facilities
Document Description
The proposed master plan for the 160-acre, state-owned parcel has three principal components, including proposed (1) Estrella Level II Adult Male Correctional Facility; 2) Central Coast Regional Secure Community Reentry Facility; and 3) Cal Fire Conservation Camp. The first project component would involve conversion of the former El Paso de Robles Youth Correctional Facility to an adult, medium-security correctional facility. The operational capacity of this facility would be approximately 1,000 inmates total, including 900 Level II inmates, and 100 Level I minimum security inmates. This project component includes installation of enhanced security measures, including two, 12-foot high cyclone fences topped with razor wire, a lethal electrified fence; and two 30-to 40-foot tall observation towers. The 2nd project component is a proposed secure community reentry facility that would be located immediately west/northwest of the perimeter of the former juvenile facility. The proposed secure community reentry facility would be designed to house a maximum of 500 inmates. The counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and San Benito have committed to cooperating on the operation of the planned reentry facility. The 3rd project component involves proposed operation of a Cal Fire conservation camp. No new facilities would be required to operate an interim conservation camp. Cal Fire could run two interim Level I inmate crews (with 17-20 members to a crew) using Level I inmates housed in the Estrella Level II Facility. A permanent stand-alone conservation camp at this location would have the capacity to house approximately 130 Level I inmates, and would include a separate dormitory, mess hall, warehouse, and other fire equipment/support buildings. Staffing levels for each project component would be as follows: the Estrella Level II Adult Male Correctional facility would require ~500-520 staff distributed over three, 8-hour shifts or watches. The proposed secure community re-entry facility would require ~350 staff. Staffing for a full conservation camp would require ~32 staff. Full operation of all three components would require ~880-900 staff on a 24-hour, seven days a week basis.

Contact Information

Jane Hershberger
Agency Name
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Paso Robles
San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
Airport Road, Dry Creek Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 46, US Hwy 101
Paso Robles Municipal

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency
Development Types
Other (State Correctional Facility, Secure Reentry Facility, CalFire Co)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildlife

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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