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Chevron is proposing remediation and development on the 332-acre former tank farm property surrounding Tank Farm Road north of the airport. The tank farm was decommissioned in the 1990s and is now substantially vacant. Chevron is proposing remediation of the property which will include several activities expected to occur over a 3-year period: demolishing existing buildings, excavating top soil, site re-contouring, and capping. The remediation is intended to address crude oil contamination from the 1926 fire and other contamination resulting from operation of the tank farm. Following the remediation project, approximately 250 acres of the property would become permanent open space.

Chevron is also proposing  to prepare portions of the property for  the future development of business park and service-commercial uses. Up to 15 acres may also be reserved for a recreation area. Proposed development would occur in several phases over a 25 year period. Chevron is proposing a development agreement with the City which would provide reimbursement and “freezing” of certain development fees in exchange for construction of areawide infrastructure. The project site is currently within the County of San Luis Obispo but is within the City's sphere of Influence and is designated for development in the Airport Area Specific Plan (AASP).

The City Council approved amendments to the Airport Area Specific Plan and Certified the Final EIR at their regular hearing on September 2, 2014. Please visit the Airport Area Specific Plan page for the Plan and other information.

Future hearings will be scheduled to review the proposed tentative map to subdivide the Chevron property and to consider the annexation of the Chevron property into the City. The County of San Luis Obispo is currently reviewing a use permit to review the remediation project. 

Please visit our Environmental Review Documents page to download the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Tract Maps, Project Plans and other documents for this project.