growth, said more careful analysis of the upper Monterey area is needed before any new building height allowances.
“We have approved over 2,000 housing units in the pipeline for construction,” Gurnee said. “We can wait to get this right.”
The delay on the building heights came along with a general approval of most of the city’s proposed zoning changes formulated over the past 18 months.
Approvals in the updated document include:
Establishing the role of the Architectural Review Commission (ARC) to be advisory to the Plan- ning Commission
Lowering the maximum height for buildings in the low-density residential (R-1) zone from 35 to 25 feet
Further implementing the city’s Climate Action Plan by requiring installation of electric vehicle capable parking spaces with new developments or significant remodels
Implementing new hillside development standards that assist in maintaining a natural appearance for hillsides and ridge lines
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The San Luis Obispo City Council meets Tuesday to discuss allowing buildings up to 75 feet tall in the city’s upper Monterey area.