Visitor Traffic Up Around SLO County In January
Visitor traffic was up in January according to Smith Travel Research. Hotels in the City of Paso Robles enjoyed 58.1% occupancy compared to 53.7% in January 2104. Pismo Beach was down with 54.9% compared to 56.6% in January 2014. In the City of San Luis Obispo occupancy jumped to 59% compared to 54.3% in January 2104. Closely watched revenue numbers RevPAR figures were up even more impressively with Paso Robles seeing a 12.9% increase,Pismo up 5% and SLO City up 17.4%. In a separate report bed tax revenue in SLO City has been enjoying a robust 10 to 16% increase in recent months compared to a year earlier.
Mangano Plans Another Marsh St Mixed Use Project
Developers Andy and Craig Mangano are building another mixed use project along Marsh with plans for a 4 story 15,000sf building discussed Feb 18 at the Architectural Review Commission.The project is at the southwest corner of Marsh and Broad in the Wells Fargo parking area . The site is now part of the shopping center where Mountain Air is.
The Manganos recently completed Marsh St Commons a few blocks away, also a mixed use project where Couch Potato now occupies the ground floor.
The new project would feature two small commercial spots spot on the ground floor with the remainder residential units.
The project will be discussed at the Feb 23 city planning commission meeting.
69 Unit Hosing Project Planned for South Of Miner’s
Plans are in the works for a major project just south of Miners on Santa Barbara.Ave in SLO. The site backs up into the UP rail line. It calls for for 3000sf of commercial and 69 units of residential in what will be a major infill project.
The multi-story development would offer 42 studio apartments and 27 one bedroom units.
The project is being heard by the city Cultural Heritage Committee because it is located in the old railroad district. The total acreage is 1.62 acres. The site was last occupied by the Southern Pacific Milling warehouse demolished in 1999.