Avila Beach Golf Resort Phased Expansion Development Plan and Coastal Development Permit


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Avila Beach Golf Resort Phased Expansion Development Plan and Coastal Development Permit
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Recreation/golf resort
Document Description
A request by ABR Property L.P. for a phased Development Plan/ Costal Development Permit to add hotel accommodations and related facilities including various sized temporary events to the Avila Beach Golf Resort (Resort). The project includes, but is not limited to, a request for a modification to the setback standards for the proposed project in order to contain development in the least sensitive portion of the site, an exception to allow additional business and access signage area, and a request to modify the road improvement standards along Avila Beach Drive. The Development Plan application will also concurrently amend and update the San Luis Bay Estates Master Development Plan to provide consistency between the San Luis Bay Estates Master Development Plan (SLBE MDP) and the San Luis Bay Coastal Area Plan. The project will result in the disturbance of approximately 17 acres on the 170-acre site with approximately 14,700 cubic yards of cut and 18,100 cubic yards of fill. The subject property is identified as APN 076-181-032, APN 076-181-039, APN 076-181-061 and 076-205-001 and is located on approximately 170 acres. The Resort is situated immediately north of Avila Beach Drive, adjacent to the community of Avila Beach. The property is situated at the edge of San Luis Bay, where San Luis Creek flows into the Pacific Ocean. It is bounded to the north and east by steeper hillsides and residential development known as San Luis Bay Estates, and Avila Beach Drive and the community of Avila to the south and west. The Resort property has a land use designation of Recreation (REC). The Resort is part of the 1,100-acre San Luis Bay Estates Master Development Plan and located within the San Luis Bay Coastal Planning Area within the Urban Reserve Line (URL) of the Avila Community.

Contact Information

Brandi Cummings
Agency Name
SWCA Environmental Consultants
Job Title
EIR Project Manager
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Nicole Ellis
Agency Name
County of San Luis Obispo
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

c/o Kirk Consulting
Agency Name
ABR Property L.P.
Job Title
Applicant/Applicant's Agent
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Avila Beach - unincorporated
San Luis Obispo
Southern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Avila Beach Drive and Ana Bay Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
076-181-032, 076-181-039, 076-181-061, and 076-205-001
State Highways
US 101, SR 1
Bellevue-Santa Fe Charter
Pacific Ocean, San Luis Obispo Creek, See Canyon Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), 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 Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, 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
Commercial (Hotel/lodging, spa)(Sq. Ft. 152430, Acres 13.9, Employees 150), Recreational (Adventure center, beach club (58,273 sq.ft. / 3.1 acres))
Local Actions
Use Permit, Coastal Permit, Master Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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