Caycuos Pier Gets Bracing For Winter
Built in 1872 the popular Cayucos Pier will get a $500,000 interim bracing before the start of winter. County Parks want to add steel braces to shore up the structure with the pier closed while repairs are made. Ironically, the pier gets the most use from special events like the “Lost at Sea” memorial event when several hundred people use the pier at one time. A strong winter storm could make things worse. Since July the western end of the pier has been closed.
Wet Seal Coming To SLO
Teen retailer Wet Seal is coming to San Luis Obispo with plans to open a store next to Urban Outfitters on the 900 block of Monterey. Work to tenant improvements is underway.
Shandon To Get State Water
The community of Shandon will get state water next summer with construction of a new turnout bringing 100 acre feet yearly to the area. The water district has only 186AF now, says county Public Works staffer Jeff Lee. He says the project will go to bid next spring and be completed in 2 months. The greater Paso Robles area has been suffering a severe drought for the past several years. The water will got to mostly residential use – not ag, says Lee.”It is not intended to be growth inducing.” The County Master Water Plan records a decline in groundwater levels in the Shandon area of 65 feet between 1981 and 2009.The district uses 102 acre feet of water per year form groundwater supplies.
Bike Trail Extension
The county of San Luis Obispo is working to construct an approximately 4.4 mile segment of a class 1 and class 2 bike path from the City of San Luis Obispo to the staging area of the existing area of the existing Bob Jones bike path at Ontario Road within the Avila Valley area. The project includes improvements to a staging area at the Octagon Bark parking lot, construction of four bridges and crossings along South Higuera Road. The proposed project is within the Agriculture and Rural Lands land use categories and is located in between the south-western edge of the City of San Luis Obispo, approximately 2,000 feet south of the intersection of South Higuera and Los Osos Valley Road down South Higuera, along San Luis Obispo Creek, Monte Road and Ontario Road.
Fewer Distressed Homes: Only 11% of September homes sold in SLO County were distressed sales compared to 28% in September 2012 CAR reports.