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07 | THE SITE Project Site Location

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FIGURE 7.1: map of project location

The development site is located in the City of San Luis Obispo, California. The city is 9 miles inland of the Pacific Ocean, at the California Highway 1 and 101 interchange. The city is nestled amongst a range of hills and mountain peaks to the north and south, and is adjacent to the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) campus. A generous portion of the city’s housing accommodates college students, leading to high rental rates and a competitive housing market that has driven the city into a shortage of afforable housing options for its residents. In Figure 7.1, the project is located 3 miles south of Downtown San Luis Obispo. The project site is near the intersection of Broad Street and Industrial Way, surrounded mainly by commercial and residential uses. Adjacent Land Uses A unique opportunity to house veterans on this site exists because it is within walking distance of Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF). SSVF is a nationally recognized 501c3 non profit organization tasked with providing services for low income, at risk, and homeless veterans. Their willingness to partner with Sanctuary 6 gives onsite residences access to SSVF’s wide variety of offerings including specific individual case management, employment counseling, legal assistance, financial mediation, and housing placement/advisory services. The immediate surroundings to the project site offer various amenities to the future residents. The Goodwill and SSVF Offices are located along Industrial Way, and will be a great resource for the veterans in Sanctuary 6. Residents will have minimal issues with transportation to a supermarket for produce as the Vons Grocery Store is located within a walkable distance. The Damon-Garcia Sports Fields offer an outdoor recreation space for public use, and promote a

healthy life balance for residents. Additionally, a number of potential employment opportunities including MindBody and SESLOC Federal Credit Union and a variety of retail establishments are also nearby, as seen in Figure 7.2 and Figure 7.3 on the following page.

FIGURE 7.2: adjacent land uses

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2016 Sanctuary 6 Bank of America Low-Income Housing Competition Proposal  

This housing project won 1st place on a national level. The team consisted of 7 architecture students, 2 city and regional planning students...

2016 Sanctuary 6 Bank of America Low-Income Housing Competition Proposal  

This housing project won 1st place on a national level. The team consisted of 7 architecture students, 2 city and regional planning students...

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