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January 11th, 2009
Map: Paso Robles development on Hunter

EDITOR’s NOTE: We first reported last year on the Carma development company’s plan for 3,427 homes on 1,338.5 acres on the west side of Hunter Road, south of McCarty Lane and noth of Centerpoint Lane. This week, developers for the first time presented plans for the Paso Robles development at a city council meeting. The plans still call for approval of a planned development district which would have to be approved by the planning and zoning commission and then the city council.

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2 thoughts on “Map: Paso Robles development on Hunter

  1. The Paso Robles project, like the Blanco Vista project, is custom made for consideration of a “decentralized concept” approach to “waste” water management. Under this concept, you treat–and reuse to the maximum extent feasible–the wastewater as close to where it is generated as practical. By doing so, especially in a development where it is intended to use a lot of reclaimed wastewater for irrigation, you minimize the investment in infrastructure to take the water far, far away for treatment, then to pipe it back for reuse. The City of Austin, for example, has determined that this sort of highly centralized reuse concept is so expensive that they would not reuse more than a very minor fraction of their total wastewater flow by this means by 2050. One guesses that San Marcos has come to this same understanding. But, like Austin, will they be resistant to considering alternatives that may result in cost efficient reuse of a large majority of all new wastewater sources in the developing hinterlands. For the developer, the decentralized concept also has the charm of allowing service to be provided on a “just in time” basis, because the service is provided in small “chunks”, in response to the imminent level of development. Lots more details needed to simply understand, much less evaluate the concept in any given situation, but let’s hope that the discussion at least starts in the community.

  2. Well Stated David,

    Further more the “proposed development” is touted as less than <3 home per acre zoning. When in actuallity after comercial; open space and Rights of Way are deducted the realized density will be
    over 3400 homes on 780 Acres.

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