Proposed Specific Plan Project:

The Olsen – South Chandler Ranch Specific Plan project would permit the development of 356 acres in the southeast corner of Paso Robles.  The proposal includes 1,293 residential units, 9,800 square feet of commercial space, a possible elementary school site, and 29,335 square feet of community amenities.  Required approvals include a General Plan Amendment, Zoning Amendment, Specific Plan Amendment, Development Plan, Road Abandonment, Oak Tree Removal Permit, Vesting Tentative Tract Maps, and Development Agreements.


The project area is bounded between Sherwood Road, Fontana Road, Linne Road, Hanson Road and Meadowlark Road, in Paso Robles, California.

Draft EIR

The City of Paso Robles released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Olsen-South Chandler Ranch Specific Plan on October 18, 2019.  The 45-day review period concluded on December 2, 2019.  The entire DEIR can be downloaded at

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on January 28, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. at the Library Conference Center, 1000 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446.  The Planning Commission will review the project and make a recommendation to the City Council, who will consider the project at a future hearing.  



Planning Commission agendas are located here:  Please note there are multiple documents to download including the agendastaff report with all proposed resolutionsspecific plandesign guidelinesFinal Environmental Impact Report (EIR), and the EIR appendices

If you are unable to attend the hearing, please send comments for the Planning Commission to: or send through the US Postal Service to 

City of Paso Robles
Community Development Department
1000 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Timeline to Potential Approval

5/14/2018      Specific Plan Ad Hoc Committee Meeting #1

5/30/2018      Public Workshop #1: Design Charette

8/22/2018      City received formal application

9/5/2018        Specific Plan Ad Hoc Committee Meeting #2

12/21/2019    City received the first draft of the Specific Plan

1/30/2019      Public Workshop #2 – Environmental Impact Report Scoping Meeting     See resulting Master Plan

2/6/2019        Specific Plan Ad Hoc Committee Meeting #3

3/4/2019        Development Review Committee #1

4/23/2019      City received the second draft of the Specific Plan

5/22/2019      Specific Ad Hoc Committee Meeting #4

7/29/2019      Development Review Committee #2

8/12/2019      Parks and Recreation Committee

10/18/2019    Draft EIR becomes available

12/2/2019      Draft EIR comments due to Planning Department, become part of final EIR

1/15/2020      Public Workshop #3        More details

1/28/2020      Planning Commissiondiscussion and vote on recommendation to City Council  |  Agenda Page (posted no less than 72 hours prior to meeting)

Date TBD      City Council discussion and vote Agenda page (posted no less than 72 hours prior to meeting)


  1. 19.10.17. DEIR – Olsen South Chandler Ranch Specific Plan. public review
  2. 2019.01.30. Olsen Chandler Open House – Scoping Exhibits
  3. 2019.02.06. OSCSP Project Master Plan and Stats
  4. App B – Draft Specific Plan
  5. Chandler Ranch EIR Press Release November 7, 2018
  6. Olsen-Chandler Design Charrette Flyer (PDF)