Congregation Beth-David New Facility

County of San Luis Obispo

Client:
Congregation Beth-David

Year Completed:
2004

Entitlements:
Conditional Use Permit
Building Permit

Highlights:

The Congregation Beth-David project required a Conditional Use Permit in order to construct a new religious facility on agriculturally zoned land.  The project is located at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Los Osos Valley Road.  Oasis Associates, Inc. acted as project manager through the design, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), entitlement and construction process.  The facility was the first LEED certified building in the County and was designed to blend in with the landscape and make use of passive solar and wind energy. Overall, the project was geared to be youth and family oriented, although it is also well-suited for seniors, teenagers, and single adults.  Please refer to the “White Papers” section for a case study specific to this project.

Circumstances Unique to the Project:

  • Project site is located at the “gateway” to the City of San Luis Obsipo.
  • Project site is within a flood zone and a scenic view corridor.
  • Substantial public outreach and community involvement.
  • First LEED certified building in San Luis Obispo County.
  • Onsite biological mitigation for Condon’s Tarplant.