General Plan (May 2015)

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San Luis Obispo General Plan

This document includes all eight (8) elements that comprise the San Luis Obispo General Plan.  Included in this package are the new Land Use and Circulation Elements (LUCE) adopted by the City Council December 9, 2014.  Minor edits (for consistency) were also made to the Safety Element and the Conservation and Open Space Element.  The other elements in the General Plan were adopted at various dates in the past (as listed on the front of each element).  All elements were formatted to have a similar look (font, page headings, and so forth), but were not otherwise modified in content.

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(Note, file is 64 Mb in size, so it will take several minutes to download, depending on the speed of your connection.)

  Each element can be downloaded separately as well using the links below.  The items below are all included in the complete file above.

Cover and Master TOC (1.4 Mb).  Click here to download


1. Land Use Element (5.1 Mb).  Click here to download


2. Circulation Element (3.3 Mb).  Click here to download


3. Housing Element (4.9 Mb).  Click here to download


4. Noise Element (3.5 Mb).  Click here to download


5. Safety Element (4.4 Mb).  Click here to download


6. Conservation and Open Space Element (37.4 Mb).  Click here to download


7. Parks and Recreation Element (4.1 Mb).  Click here to download


8. Water and Wastewater Element (2.9 Mb).  Click here to download


9. Glossary (0.6 Mb).  Click here to download


Final Program EIR

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Final Program EIR

This Final Program EIR includes public comments received on the Draft Program EIR and the City's responses to these comments. The Final Program EIR also lists the final status of impacts identified and any errata (changes) made based on public comments and City staff edits. The public review period for the Draft EIR ran from Friday, June 13, 2014 to Monday, July 28, 2014.

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Fiscal Report


Fiscal Report

This report evaluates the fiscal impact of proposed land uses in the City of San Luis Obispo Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE) Update. The report calculates the projected City revenues and costs that would be generated by new development included in the LUCE, as well as new infrastructure and program elements included in the Circulation Element.

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Airport Compatibility Study

The following are the final and draft versions of the Airport Land Use Compatibility Report.

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For review with the City Council at their meeting on August 19, 2014.  Document is dated August 11, 2014.

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Copy of draft document that was published as Appendix F as part of the Public Draft LUCE Program EIR.  Document is dated November 22, 2013.

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Public Draft Documents

The following documents (contained in 5 volumes) made up the City of San Luis Obispo's Land Use and Circulation Elements (LUCE) Update and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR).  The current versions of the Land Use and Circulation Elements are contained in Volume II of this document set.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON DRAFT EIR - CLOSED: The public review period for the Draft EIR ran from Friday, June 13, 2014 to Monday, July 28, 2014. The official public comment period on the Draft Progammatic EIR is therefore closed.  Comments received after July 28, 2014 will be forwarded to decision makers, but will not be officially responded to as part of the Final Programmatic EIR.

PUBLIC HEARINGS: Hearings started on July 1, 2014 with a joint meeting of City Council and Planning Commission.  Hearings with these two bodies will continue through October 2014.  See the Home page of this website for the latest on future hearing dates.  Meetings with various City advisory committees were also held in July 2014.

While the official comment period on the EIR is closed, the public is encouraged to attend future hearings and provide their comments on the content of the LUCE Update documents (Volume II, below).

Documents are in an Acrobat PDF format.  If you don't already have Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader on your computer, Acrobat Reader is a free software program that can be downloaded/installed by clicking on the following link (this will take you to the Adobe website if you are currently connected to the internet).

Some files below are quite large and may take a little time to open depending on your system.


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ES - Executive Summary

Provides a summary of the proposed project, the purpose of the EIR, and the main findings of the environmental analysis.

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Volume I - Draft Program EIR

  • Acknowledgements
  • Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • 1.0 Introduction
  • 2.0 Project Description
  • 3.0 Setting
  • 4.0 Environmental Impact Analysis
  • 5.0 Other CEQA Considerations
  • 6.0 Alternatives
  • 7.0 References / Preparers / Glossary

Click here to download Draft Program EIR

Click here to download an index of the EIR (by locations and topics)

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Volume II - Elements and Plans

Appendix A Draft Land Use Element (Click here to download)

Appendix B Draft Circulation Element (Click here to download)

Appendix C Draft South Broad Street Area Plan (Click here to download)

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Volume III - Appendix D, Background Report

The Background Report provides details on the existing conditions with the City and surrounding Planning Area.  A summary of this document is provided in the Background Report Newsletter (Click here to download newsletter).

Table of Contents, Acronyms, 1.0 Introduction (Click here to download)

2.0 SLO Today (Click here to download)

3.0 Community Development (Click here to download)

4.0 Circulation (Click here to download)

5.0 Infrastructure (Click here to download)

6.0 Environmental Resources (Click here to download)


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Volume IV - EIR Technical Studies

Appendix E - NOP and Responses (Click here to download)

Appendix F - Airport Land Use Compatibility Report (Click here to download)

Appendix G - Air Quality Modeling (Click here to download)

Appendix H - Greenhouse Gases (Click here to download)

Appendix I - Water Supply Assessment (Click here to download)

Appendix J - Noise Modeling (Click here to download)

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Volume V - Circulation Assessment

Appendix K - Existing Condition Worksheets (Click here to download)

Appendix L - Preferred Alternative Worksheets (Click here to download)

Appendix M - LOS Graphics (Click here to download)

Appendix N - Sensitivity Analysis (Click here to download)


Sensitivity Analysis

Expanded background on the sensitivity analysis conducted for the circulation choices developed for the LUCE.  (Prepared June 29, 2014)

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