USE24-0019 Conditional Use Permit/ The Carlton Hotel Remodel


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Atascadero
Document Title
USE24-0019 Conditional Use Permit/ The Carlton Hotel Remodel
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Conditional Use Permit to remodel the ground-floor interior space and modify the exterior building façade. The proposed ground-floor interior remodel includes the addition of nine ground-floor guest rooms, the conversion of existing restaurant space into a market distillery, the conversion of the existing café into a separate bar/restaurant and bakery, and the conversion of an existing conference space into a speakeasy. The proposed second-floor interior remodel includes the conversion of a corner guest room into two guest rooms and the conversion of the existing fitness room into a guest room. The proposed exterior modification includes the replacement of all the Traffic Way frontage storefront windows with motorized bifold windows for the first four window bays and glass block privacy window treatments (allowing light without being transparent) for the remaining window bays and a green wall art installation. A request for a parking modification to allow a parking reduction of approximately 43% for a total of 25 parking spaces. The project site is composed of one legal lot (APN 029-342-023) totaling 0.45 acres that is developed with a 52-room hotel, restaurant, café/bakery, and conference space.

Contact Information

Xzandrea Fowler
Agency Name
City of Atascadero
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Kamal Patel
Agency Name
Capricorn Property Group
Job Title
Contact Types
Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


San Luis Obispo
Northern California
Cross Streets
Traffic Way and El Camino Real
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Highway 101
Atascadero Unified School District

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 3, Section 15303 - New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves the partial conversion of the existing hotel floor area from one use to another, where only minor modifications are made to the exterior of the structure, the site is zoned for such use, and all necessary public services and facilities are available and the surrounding area is not environmentally sensitive.
County Clerk
San Luis Obispo


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