Paso Robles Goes Big-Time with Napa-Style Hotel Development0
The Pine Street Promenade will fill a welcome niche in Paso Robles
Paso Robles has been primed for a big-time development downtown for sometime. The recession only postponed the inevitable. A large-scale hotel, shopping (public market) and performing arts center project that will extend the reach of downtown Paso Robles was unanimously approved by city planners this week. The Pine Street Promenade is to be built at Pine and 10th streets at the site of the old Hayward Lumber yard. The project received a 7-0 vote of approval from the city’s Planning Commission with no opposition. The performing arts centers will seat 500 and the public market is inspired by the Oxbow Public Market in Napa. The entire project is engineered to LEED standards.The second phase will include a much needed parking garage. This new jewel just a block off the square will be a welcome addition for locals as well. In fact much of the growth in the area is directly related to the burgeoning wine industry and all the delicious trappings that go with it: high-end restaurants, entertainment, art galleries, resort hotels and bed and breakfasts. Oh, and lets not forget the Beer industry! That is a subject onto itself and will have to be left for another blog. Cheers!
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