1144 Chorro Street Mixed Use Development


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo, City of (City of San Luis Obispo)
Document Title
1144 Chorro Street Mixed Use Development
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
Mark Rawson, Jamestown Premier SLO Retail LP
Present Land Use
Vacant building / Downtown Commercial with Historic Preservation Overlay Zone

Document Description
The applicant is requesting to demolition an existing one-story commercial building, to construct a mixed-use project that consists of approximately 30,000 square feet of commercial/office space and 50 residential dwelling units, inclusive of an application for a Planned Development (PD) Overlay zone on a 0.38-acre parcel located in the historic district in downtown San Luis Obispo. The proposed 80,249-square foot building would be 75 feet in height. The PD overlay zone is intended to provide the transfer of residential density units within the Downtown Centre to be utilized for the new building at 1144 Chorro Street, and would allow potential future development on the parcels on Morro and Higuera Streets to accommodate the remaining density units that were allowed but not utilized in the other four parcels.

Contact Information
Kyle Bell
City of San Luis Obispo
Community Development Department 919 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone : (805) 781-7524


35°16'46"N 120°39'38"W
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo
Citywide Southern California
Cross Streets
Chorro Street, Marsh Street, Morro Street, Higuera Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
101, 227
San Luis Obispo County
Cal Poly, SLO High, Mission Prep
San Luis Obispo, Stenner, Old Garden, Prefumo, Froom
T 30 S
R 12 E
Other Location Info
The project’s primary location is 1144 Chorro Street (APN 002-427-012), San Luis Obispo, CA. The project also includes the following addresses: off-site Historic Resource Preservation: 868 and 870 Monterey Street (APN 002-416-040), San Luis Obispo, CA, Proposed Planned Development (PD) Overlay Zone: 1144 Chorro Street (APN 002-247-012), the existing Downtown Centre property (876 Marsh Street, 895 Higuera Street, and 890 Marsh Street; APN 002-427-016, -014, and -015), two parcels located on the east side of Morro Street (973 Higuera APN 022-432-011 and -012), and one parcel on the north side of Higuera Street (898 Higuera; APN 022-425-011), San Luis Obispo, CA.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (50 units Units) Office (25,000 Sq. Ft.) Commercial (5,000 Sq. Ft.)
Local Action
Planned Unit Development Site Plan Redevelopment Grading Permit Design Review
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Housing Job Generation Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Housing and Community Development California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 California State Lands Commission Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality Department of Toxic Substances Control


Environmental Document
1144 Chorro Mixed-Use Initial Study EID-0475-2019   PDF 2278 K Attachment 1 - Project Plans   PDF 14515 K Attachment 2 - Architectural Evaluation   PDF 12624 K Attachment 3 - Historic Report   PDF 430 K Notice of Intent to Adopt 8   PDF 111 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 297 K
Notice of Completion (NOC)   PDF 335 K
State Comments
2020040435_DTSC Comment   PDF 194 K

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