Railroad Square

City of San Luis Obispo

Depot Square, LP

Year Completed:

Architectural Review Commission Approval
Lot Line Adjustment


Depot Square, LP retained Oasis Associates, Inc. to manage the project through the entitlement process and coordinate the consultant team. The original Railroad square building known as the Channel Building was badly damaged in a fire in 2002.  Depot Square, LP was able to salvage the original structure and has enhanced the building with two new modern additions on either end.  The Railroad Square building is expected to be the centerpiece of the San Luis Obispo Historic Railroad District, and will bring entertainment, restaurants and high-end boutiques, as well as offices, to the city.

Circumstances Unique to the Project:

  • Rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of historic resource
  • Substantial public outreach and community involvement.
  • Fire damage
  • Unreinforced masonry requiring seismic retrofit.