French Hospital Expansion Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Luis Obispo
Document Title
French Hospital Expansion Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Hospital and Office uses / Office Zone with Special Considerations Overlay
Document Description
The proposed project consists of a conditional use permit and variance to allow for the phased expansion of the French Hospital Medical Center campus, including the construction of a two-level, 234-space parking structure with 5,800 square feet of future lab and storage space and a 2,000-square-foot helistop and a four-story 89,775-square-foot patient tower, an 1,800-square-foot generator yard, and various related site improvements. The project would result in an increase of approximately 45 additional employees on-site distributed between two 12-hour shifts. The project includes the reconfiguration of surface parking, addition of bicycle parking spaces, realignment of an existing bicycle path and associated open space easement, on- and off-site tree removal and trimming, landscaping, and exterior lighting. The project also includes the merging of APN 003-568-004, APN 003-578-026, and a portion of APN 003-578-063 to form one 14-acre parcel. The proposed 14-acre parcel would constitute the project site. Project construction would result in approximately 3,260 cubic yards of cut/export material and would require 2,370 cubic yards of imported material. All proposed earthwork would be balanced on-site to the extent feasible. Project construction is anticipated to occur over a 4-year period. The project also includes a request for the conditional use permit and variance to have a 3-year permit term, with the opportunity for three separate 1-year extensions thereafter.

Contact Information

Rachel Cohen
Agency Name
City of San Luis Obispo
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Dignity Health Corporation
Agency Name
Project Applicant
Job Title
Project Applicant
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Cassidy Bewley
Agency Name
SWCA Environmental Consultants
Job Title
Project Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo
Southern California
Cross Streets
Johnson Avenue and Lizzie Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
003-568-004, 003-568-005, 003-571-025, 003-578-026, 003-578-063, 003-578-057
State Highways
Hwy 101, Hwy 1, SR-227
Union Pacific Railroad
San Luis Obispo County Regional
SLO High and Sinsheimer Elementary
Lizzie-Fixlini Creek, Fixlini Creek, Bishop Creek, various unnamed waterways

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Medical (Hospital))
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Noise
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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