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Beechwood Specific Plan

Public input sought for Beechwood Specific Plan

PASO ROBLES – The Paso Robles Planning Commission will be holding a workshop to consider the conceptual site plan for the Beechwood Specific Plan. The conceptual site plan proposes 1,011 residences and 3-5 acres of commercial development. The Beechwood Area is comprised of 13 parcels on 236 acres and is bordered by Meadowlark Road, Beechwood Drive, and Creston Road.

Beechwood Specific Plan proposes a traditional neighborhood development in Paso Robles, according to the developers. Based on the town planning principles of pedestrian-scaled blocks, tree-lined streets, varied open spaces and an assortment of building types, it creates neighborhoods that celebrate Paso Robles’ historic balance of town and country.

A new school and a neighborhood center are also proposed as civic and commercial anchors for the project, serving the retail, office and educational needs of the residents. Retail and offices will be built. The Plan incor­por­ates a number of sustainability measures and introduces over a thousand new dwellings, enhancing the unique quality of life and the high real estate value of the area.

Developers would have to fund a city water supply assessment to prove Paso Robles has enough water for these housing units.

The Paso Robles Planning Commission will be requested to consider the conceptual design and design principles, and make a recommendation on the site plan to the City Council, which will conduct a public workshop at a later date. The workshop is Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Paso Robles Library Conference Room/City Council Chambers at 1000 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA.

Draft materials to be considered by the City will be available for public review on the City website at: on Sept. 23, 2013. Copies of materials may also be obtained from the Community Development Department by calling (805) 237-3970.

Questions on this matter should be directed to Susan DeCarli, Planning Manager or Ed Gallagher, Community Development Director at (805) 237-3970, or by email at or

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