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QUALITY HOUSING NEAR WHERE PEOPLE WORK

Our city faces an urgent need for additional housing. The Grand Avenue Faculty & Staff Housing project will add much needed housing with 420 high-quality rental apartments and neighborhood-serving retail. Located on 22 acres at the northeast corner of Grand Avenue and Slack Street, this housing is within walking distance to Cal Poly’s campus core. Our goal is to help more people who work here by day call it home by night.

Our community faces an urgent need for housing.

BOOST ECONOMIC VIABILITY AND

ENVIRONMENTAL WELLNESS

Currently, a staggering

77%

of SLO’s workforce lives

outside of the city and

commutes in for work.

San Luis Obispo County is the eighth least affordable place to live in the United States and our local workforce has a difficult time finding housing in the area. For example, 77% of SLO’s workforce lives outside of the city and commutes in for work. As a consequence, our local economy suffers when our labor force travels to work here and then spends their income in other cities where they live. Both the city and local businesses miss opportunities for revenue and sales taxes due to the shortage of housing. In addition, by providing quality housing opportunities closer to work, in this case a 10 to 15-minute walk to the campus core, we will make a serious reduction in our carbon footprint by reducing CO2 emissions. The project will also feature green, sustainable elements such as ample bicycle parking, vehicle charging stations, energy saving appliances, drought-tolerant plants and water efficiency features.

Specifically designed for faculty, staff,
and their families on campus.

DESIGNED FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

Cal Poly is the single largest employer in the city with approximately 3,500 faculty and staff. Making a concerted effort to plan ahead is vital to the future of the university. Cal Poly faculty and staff contribute significantly to the economic growth, academic foundation and social fabric of SLO.

The project will feature small, distinct neighborhoods offering amenities such as:

  • Playgrounds
  • Pocket parks
  • Walking/hiking trails
  • Pools
  • BBQ areas
  • Gardens
  • Well-lit pedestrian paths
  • Small-scale, on-site retail services
We strive to make this a nationally
recognized institution.

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTRACT FACULTY, STAFF AND THEIR FAMILIES

In order to remain a nationally recognized institution, recruiting and retaining top-tier faculty and staff is vital. Key considerations for retention include quality of life, housing options and commute distances, all of which will be improved significantly with this new housing.

Dedicated to the promising future
of San Luis Obispo.

EVENTS

Community Design Open House

United Methodist Church

August 10, 2017

 

United Methodist Church
1515 Fredericks St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
*Limited parking available onsite

STAY ENGAGED

Cal Poly and AMCAL are committed to partnering with neighbors and city leaders to make this a true community asset. We are dedicated to improving the current housing crisis and will solicit feedback as we advance the plans for the development. As part of this commitment, we will be hosting two open house meetings, one in early May at the Ludwick Community Center and another one anticipated for early June.

This housing development will increase the housing supply, add new community-serving amenities and offer Cal Poly faculty and staff the convenience of living near where they work.

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QUALITY HOUSING FOR SLO’S WORKFORCE