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Tree removal nearly complete at San Luis Ranch site

Posted at 2:35 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 22:44:07-05

Tree removal is underway at the site of the future San Luis Ranch development in San Luis Obispo.

Located on 131-acres between Madonna Rd. and Highway 101, San Luis Ranch will include 580 residential units, 150,000 square feet of commercial space, 100,000 square feet of office space, and a 200-room hotel.

Developers say they’re in the final stages of tree removal and clean up at the site.

Many of the trees are eucalyptus trees, which can be seen from Madonna Rd. Developers say their removal will make way for new sidewalks, bike lanes and pedestrian crossings.

Once the work is done, the developer plans to plant approximately 700 native trees and 700 willow cuttings in the Cerro San Luis Channel and Prefumo Creek areas.

Construction of San Luis Ranch is expected to begin as soon as the third quarter of 2019.

Eucalyptus trees along Madonna Rd. are being removed as part of the San Luis Ranch development. (KSBY photo)

Previous coverage:
Developers to break ground on San Luis Ranch in early 2019