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New Times: Atascadero approves grocery store, mixed-use development on Del Rio 

photo from new times, courtesy City of Atascadero

Photo from New Times, courtesy City of Atascadero

City council unanimously approves development

– The empty lot in Atascadero that was once a Walmart battlefield could hold a grocery store and mixed-use residential and retail development in the near future, according to a report by the New Times.

“Although some neighbors expressed concerns about recent changes to the project and questioned the city’s transparency efforts, the City Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the project on June 28,” says the New Times story, “Construction on the 11-acre lot will continue commercial build-out at the intersection of El Camino Real and Del Rio Road, which abuts residential areas to the north and east.”

Atascadero Mayor Heather Moreno and City Councilmember Susan Funk said they understood some of the frustrations that community members might have with the planning process, but added that the area in question is commercially zoned.

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