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Broad Street Place in San Luis Obispo….Coming Soon!

Oasis Associates, Inc., is proud to be involved with Landscape Architectural services for this much-needed and beneficial multi-family residential project located on the south end of Broad Street in San Luis Obispo. Our work scope included planting, irrigation and site amenity design, as well as future administration through the construction process. About the project: Broad Street Place is a new
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Avila Ranch Construction Begins!

KSBY Article A new residential community is being built on the southern edge of San Luis Obispo, which will bring 720 new homes, mixed with commercial space, several parks, multi-use trail systems, and ample open space. The developer, Wathen Castanos Homes ( ) has a rich tradition of building quality homes and communities, and will continue that here in SLO.
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In her spare time….

In addition to her responsibilities as an associate planner, Emily Ewer is also quite adept at creating works of art of the cozy kind, in this case a colorful quilt with a geometric shape pattern. Other masterpieces include: sweaters, mittens, scarfs, and beanies… among other creative items. Also, if you look closely, you’ll notice the quilt is hanging from the
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The Kitchen Terminal Grand Opening!

Congratulations, Sunita & Daniella on your gorgeous new building and the 1st Class A food commissary in SLO County. Being no small feat, the Oasis principals and staff are proud to be part of your project and know that you will be wildly successful in your ventures! For more information on The Kitchen Terminal, or to rent a space, please
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Opening Soon: Hotel Cerro

Hotel Cerro, a full-service luxury hotel in downtown San Luis Obispo, is set to open early 2020. The 4-story, 65-room hotel offers a variety of amenities – from a rooftop pool deck to an edible garden. At Oasis, we were presented the task of designing the hotel’s private guest room patios, terraced garden areas with seating, and selecting plants for
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Groundbreaking Celebration at Future PSHH Corporate Office

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) breaks ground at the future location of their San Luis Obispo corporate office! With the 50th anniversary of PSHH quickly approaching, the completion of this new 23,000 square-foot building will be the pinnacle of a celebratory year. The expansion of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing is a result of the need for affordable housing throughout the tri-county area. Anticipated
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Proposed Avila Ranch Housing Community Celebrates New Owners!

On September 12th, we hosted the Wathen Castanos Homes Transition and Gratitude Celebration at the site of the proposed Avila Ranch Housing Community in San Luis Obispo! Wathen Castanos Homes is committed to the San Luis Obispo community and the betterment of the lives of the people that live here. We are thrilled to welcome them as the new owners
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Church Expands with New Permanent Location in Arroyo Grande

There is a new church in town! Grace Central Coast held a ground-breaking ceremony on June 7th at their first permanent location in Arroyo Grande. About three years ago, Five Cities residents and members of the orginal campus in San Luis Obispo decided that they wanted to attend a church that was closer to home and their community. Grace 5Cities
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‘Dodge for a Cause’

After a year of putting off our rigorous training regimens, Team Oasis still came back strong at the 2018 Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) ‘Dodge for a Cause’ Dodgeball Tournament. This fun and energetic fundraiser for the BBBS non-profit organization brought the community together at the Avila Bay Resort. Teams came dressed up – either silly or serious – and
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Hitachi Zosen Inova

In recent news, Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has officially opened their San Luis Obispo facility! The Kompogas SLO facility will be the first of its kind for the company in the United States. Yard and food waste from residential and commercial areas will be collected and delivered to the facility, measuring up to 36,500 tons annually. The new Kompogas facility
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Organic Chemistry and Landscape Design: How Two Worlds Collided

The Landscape Architecture team at Oasis Associates has designed several outdoor gathering spaces, each with a unique function, as part of a whole “mini-campus” for the biotech manufacturing company, Promega Biosciences (PBI). Termed the “organic chemistry arm” to Promega Inc. of Madison, WI, PBI develops and manufactures synthetic organic chemistry products locally in San Luis Obispo. Looking to expand, the
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Cow Quest

Spotted in the SLO Life Magazine! Bruce Brandenburg and his ‘Little Brother’ Shane Blume were found taking pictures next to Oasis’ painted cow from the 2016-2017 San Luis Obispo Cow Parade. Bruce and Shane met each other through the non-profit organization called Big Brothers, Big Sisters – a community of individuals seeking lifelong, empowering relationships with children facing adversity and
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Another Way to Define Adaptive Reuse

Oasis and the client team of one of our regional shopping centers recently provided a vacant 76,000 SF retail building as a training space for the local SWAT team. As part of the exercise, a group of volunteers from Oasis Associates participated as role players in active shooter scenarios. This provided the SWAT team with dynamic and unpredictable players to
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Oceano Dunes Stabilization Efforts

Oasis Associates has prepared visual simulations for the California Department of State Parks’ 5-year mitigation plan which aims to increase vegetation and dust control measures within the Oceano Dunes. As of September 14th, the plan has been approved and mitigations are underway. Dust from the dunes has reportedly caused negative impacts on the residents of the Nipomo Mesa. As the
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Friends of Price Historical House: Preserving the Past for the Future

Oasis Associates was proud to donate our time and expertise to the restoration of Price Historical Park. We worked closely with the Friends of Price House President (FOPH), Eddie McDermott, to prepare plans of their proposed landscape modifications that would meet building and design codes for the City of Pismo.  As active members of our local community we were honored to
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Ms. Moovement Takes Center Stage

Purpose: A Prime Project A Team Effort for a Worthy Cause Oasis Associates, Inc. is pleased to be a sponsor of CowParade SLO, a local art event with an international reputation. CowParade, which first began in Chicago in 1999 and has been hosted in such illustrious cities such as Paris, Madrid, and Rome, boasts a fundraising total of “over $30
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Carol Florence, Among Three Other Local Leaders, Talk Workforce Housing

Four local leaders talk workforce housing In September the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce – in partnership with the Economic Vitality Corporation, the Home Builders Association of the Central Coast and the California Association of Realtors – hosted a second housing summit that brought employers, developers, planners and lenders to the table to discuss the challenges that hinder and
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Family Care Network’s Landscape Design Featured in The Tribune

Landscaping That’s Designed to Nurture Excerpt from The Tribune news article (Dec. 23, 2015): Family Care Network, which provides family-based therapeutic foster care to children of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, is the brainchild of founder and chief executive officer Jim Roberts. He worked carefully with Oasis Associates Landscaping, brainstorming ideas for incorporating low water varieties with welcoming bursts of
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Drought Beautiful Design

As a reponsible environmental steward, Oasis Associates, Inc. recently installed a beautiful, low water-use landscape design utilizing dry-stacked stone, boulders and gravel, and replaced the turf grass with drought-tolerant plant material.
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Marian Medical Center Completes Healing Garden

Marian Regional Medical Center Announces the Completion of the Ferini-Ardantz Healing Garden and Courtyard Garden will provide a tranquil retreat for reflection and enhance the services to our patients, staff and physicians SANTA MARIA, CA – June 16, 2014 – Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), which along with Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH) and French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC), are Dignity Health’s Central
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Oasis Part of Winning Team at 2013 USGBC-C4 Annual Green Awards Ceremony

Rosetta wins Honorable Mention, Green New Construction Award at the 2013 USGBC-C4 Green Awards Ceremony The Annual Green Awards recognize outstanding green achievements along the California Central Coast as part of USGBC-C4’s ongoing efforts to encourage and celebrate sustainable living. The USGBC Green Awards highlight innovative design, construction, products, businesses, schools, governments, and educational programs in our community. The juried
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C.M Florence Receives 2012 Big Brothers Big Sisters Legacy Award

During the annual BIG Event fundraiser for the San Luis Obispo County Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), Carol Florence was presented with their 2012 Legacy Award in honor and appreciation of her outstanding support and contributions. During her tenure as Board President, the agency won national recognition from BBBS of America as 2009 Agency Board of the Year, and has
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Oasis Recipient of SLO Beautiful Awards

Oasis Associates, Inc was presented two awards last night by the Obispo Beautiful Association “in recognition, appreciation, and gratitude for your special effort in enhancing the visual attractiveness of the San Luis Obispo Community”. Projects included the Laurel Creek Community Center and Meathead Movers corporate office. For more information on the Obispo Beautiful Association, visit
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Marsh Street Commons Groundbreaking Ceremony

A full house was on hand to witness the groundbreaking of a spectacular mixed-use project located in downtown San Luis Obispo.  Marsh Street Commons consists of 5 ground-floor office/retail spaces with 4 spacious residential lofts above, and 8 single-family detached homes.  Oasis provided the conceptual plans and construction documentation of all hardscape, planting, and irrigation improvements. For more information on
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Rosetta | Level Groundbreaking

The heavy machinery was out in full effect for the groundbreaking of Rosetta | Level’s new corporate office building.  This 45,000 s.f. building is a showcase of contempoary design, and features creatively-designed exterior spaces for their 300± employees to enjoy.  Oasis Associates was involved in the permit processing, entitlements, approval requirements, and overall landscape architectural design from conception to finish.
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Friends of Price House Honor

Oasis Associates is honored to donate our time and services to “Friends of Price House, Inc.” a local organization created to preserving, restoring, and displaying the Price family home and grounds in Pismo Beach.  We’re grateful to be presented with a plaque recognizing our commitment to their worthy cause.  For more information on Friends of Price House, or to donate,
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Placerita Junior High School Field Improvements Set to Begin

William S. Hart Union High School District Work is set to begin this month on track and athletic field improvements at Placerita Junior High School in Newhall, California. The Phase 1 project scope includes renovation and replacement of the existing track, baseball and soccer fields, including a new 400-meter track and field events, new soccer fields, and pedestrian access and
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Oasis Associates Ready for New Construction General Permit

Storm Water Management in California Oasis Associates is pleased to announce that Michael Cripe and Bryan Balling have both successfully passed the required state examination for QSD / QSP providers (Michael – QSD, and Bryan – QSP). Pursuant to State Order No. 2009-0009-DWQ and 2010-0014-DWQ, most projects resulting in the disturbance of greater than or equal to one acre must
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Spencer Abraham, former Senator, United States Secretary of Energy and Author of “Lights Out”, visits San Luis Obispo

On behalf of Excelaron LLC, our client since 2007, and the Cal Poly Orfalea College of Business, we were pleased to coordinate and present “An Evening with Spencer Abraham”. As the former United States Secretary of Energy and author of a new book “Lights Out”, our moderator, Dean of the College of Business, David Christy asked poignant and timely questions
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