Mesa Trails Apartment Community Conditional Use Permit ED23-139 / N-DRC2023-00001


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Mesa Trails Apartment Community Conditional Use Permit ED23-139 / N-DRC2023-00001
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Commercial Retail
Document Description
A request by Abbott | Reed Inc. and the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) for a Conditional Use Permit (N-DRC2023-00001) to construct 313 multi-family residential units on three parcels totaling approximately 10.48 acres (project; Mesa Trails Apartment Community). The project would include the development of 240 market-rate residential units configured in 15 three-story buildings, 73 affordable residential units configured in two three-story buildings, on-site parking areas, a variety of on-site amenities, and landscaping. The project would also include off-site roadway improvements along the project site frontages of Hill Street, South Frontage Road, and Grande Avenue. The project includes a request for two concessions in accordance with State Density Bonus Law (California Government Code Section 65915): (1) to allow for building heights up to 49 feet 6 inches where a height of up to 35 feet is currently allowed by County Land Use Ordinance (LUO) Section 22.10.090.C; and (2) to allow for residential uses to be the principal use on a Commercial Retail designated parcel. The project also includes a request for a modification of the maximum fencing and screening height standards set forth in County LUO Section 22.10.080 to allow for construction of a noise wall 8 feet in height along a southern portion of the eastern frontage of the project property where 6 feet 6 inches is currently allowed. The project also includes a request for an exception from Policy 5.3 of the West Tefft Corridor Design Plan to allow for front and side setbacks of 19 feet 2 inches and 42 feet 1 inch for a portion of the project site along Hill Street and South Frontage Road where a 0-foot maximum is currently required. The project would be located on the west side of Frontage Road south of Hill Street within the community of Nipomo, in the Inland subarea of the South County Planning Area and is partially located within the West Tefft Corridor Design Plan area. Additional project information can be found at:

Contact Information

Elizabeth Moreno
Agency Name
County of San Luis Obispo Planning and Building Department
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Matthew Ottoson
Agency Name
RRM Design Group
Job Title
Project Manager/Agent
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
Frontage Road, Hill Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
092-579-005; 092-579-006; 092-579-007; 092-579-008; 092-579-009
State Highways
Highway 101
Little Bits Preschool
Nipomo Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 6
Development Types
Residential (Units 313, Acres 10.48)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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