Public Works Plan for Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes SVRA

 

Current News

Proposed Project Concepts and Park-wide PWP Proposed Options Public Meeting 

State Parks held two public meetings to discuss the PWP, in Arroyo Grande (December 10, 2019) and Bakersfield (December 11, 2019). At these open house-style meetings, attendees learned about the Proposed Project Concepts and Park-wide PWP Proposed Options and provided input to the planning team. Click on the links to view the materials presented at these meetings: PresentationInformation PacketDisplay Boards.

The comment period for these meetings has now closed.

 


Comment Summary and FAQs Now Available

The planning team presented the PWP Project Concepts and draft Guiding Principles and Goals for public feedback at two open-house style meetings and on the PWP website in February 2019. A document that provides a summary of the comments received is available on our website. Click here to access the summary.

In addition, the PWP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available on our website. The FAQs are a quick way to learn more about what’s included in the PWP, its status and timeline, and to find out how it differs from other planning efforts underway at Oceano Dunes SVRA. Click here to view the FAQs.

 Website Launch and Visitor Survey Results

The website for the Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) Public Works Plan (PWP) is www.OceanoDunesPWP.com. Here, you can find a project overview, project documents, information on recent and upcoming public meetings, and you can subscribe to the project email list.

State Parks conducted a visitor survey online and at the District in August 2018. The survey summary, along with other plan documents is available for viewing on the project website document library.

 


 Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report and Scoping Meetings for the Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area Public Works Plan.

State Parks held two identical meetings in Arroyo Grande (May 22, 2018) and Fresno (May 23, 2018) to initiate the planning and environmental review process for the PWP. The public was encouraged to provide input about recreation opportunities and experiences, park operations and programs. The meetings also served as scoping for the EIR and attendees had the opportunity to provide input on the scope of the environmental analysis.

If you were unable to attend the meetings or would like to see the materials presented again, they are available here:

PWP Scoping Meetings Power Point
PWP Scoping Meetings Exhibit Boards 


Opportunities for Public Input

Check back for information on future opportunities for public input. Click here to subscribe to our email list and stay up-to-date on the PWP project.

PWP Project Concepts Public Meetings

State Parks held two public meetings to discuss the PWP, in Pismo Beach (February 11, 2019) and Tulare (February 19, 2019). At these open house-style meetings, attendees visited topic stations to view materials that described draft concepts for the PWP, and provided input to the planning team. The comment period for these meetings has now closed.

Click here to view documents from the meetings. 

PWP Draft Project Concepts Public Meeting

State Parks held two public meetings to discuss the PWP, in Pismo Beach (February 11, 2019) and Tulare (February 19, 2019). At these open house-style meetings, attendees visited topic stations to view materials that described draft concepts for the PWP, and provided input to the planning team. The comment period for these meetings has now closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please download the Frequently Asked Questions for the PWP. 

Project Background

California State Parks is currently developing a PWP for Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes SVRA. A PWP is authorized under the California Coastal Commission statutes and serves as a long-range land use and development plan. Existing conditions for park operations, recreation opportunities, coastal access are analyzed, recommendations for improvement and future development projects and programs proposed and environmental compliance completed.

DPR operates Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes SVRA. Because the park is within the Coastal Zone, the California Coastal Commission (Commission) also issues permits for certain developments. A PWP would promote greater efficiency for DPR to meet obligatory code compliance, provide a diverse range of recreation opportunities, and improve public service facilities while complying with the California Coastal Act.

The Commission reviews and approves PWPs in the same manner as Local Coastal Programs as described in Chapter 6 of the Coastal Act (commencing with Public Resource Code Section 30500). Environmental review of the PWP will include a California Environmental Quality Act-compliant document that examines potential significant impacts arising from implementing the PWP. DPR anticipates the planning process will take 18-24 months to complete.