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Cal Poly students helping draft Oceano’s general development plan

Posted at 5:45 AM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 03:13:36-05

A group of Cal Poly graduate students is helping draft Oceano’s new general development plan.

One Cal Poly professor says Oceano hasn’t updated its general plan since the 1990s. General plans guide how and where communities should develop. They are required by state law.

“It’s supposed to be based on broad community support, not to be influenced by one person or a group of people. What is the aspiration of the broad mass of the people? said Cornelius Nuworsoo, a Cal Poly professor.

Students are drafting a plan for Oceano for their yearly project.

Students are offering three options:

  • Keep things the way they are now.
  • Limit development to the downtown area.
  • Find areas that the community can expand if it chooses to develop.

A meeting is set for community input on March 12.

In the past, students have drafted plans for Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, and Guadalupe.