The San Luis Obispo, Calif., County Planning Commission last week unanimously approved a 130-space residential vehicle resort north of Paso Robles that its owners said would attract an upscale clientele.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune reported that the resort, described by backer Bruce Jordan as “state of the art,” is targeted for the site of the former Almond Blossom restaurant, which closed in 2008.
The developer, Siempre Adelante LLC, intends to convert an existing building into a clubhouse, as well as add a building that would incorporate an office, convenience market, laundry facility, exercise room and restroom. The resort also would include two swimming pools, a playground and a barbecue area.
Jordan said the park will include 130 RV spaces with full hookups to include electrical, water, sewer and Internet connections. It will have 19 pull-through spaces and 111 pull-in spaces. Jordan said he expects the park to draw upscale, semi-retired people, “mostly in their 50’s, whose average stay is likely to be three and a half days.”
That description of the campers drew concern from some nearby residents, who said visitors could include tourists visiting local wineries who might drive back to the resort while intoxicated.
Others said they worried about traffic at the intersection, as well as water. Commissioners said the developer and planning staff had addressed those worries adequately.