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Residents file lawsuit against Cal Poly dorm


The Alliance of SLO Neighborhoods, a collection of residents who live in the Grand-Slack intersection area near Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, has filed a lawsuit to block a planned dorm project.

On June 20, the members of the Alliance filed a complaint with the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court against the California State University Board of Trustees. In the complaint the group requested that trustees rescind the May 21 approval of the project’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and “not to reconsider or approve the project until and unless a legally adequate EIR has been prepared and certified.”

The lawsuit, which had been filed but not yet served as of press time, alleges that the EIR failed to fully address or mitigate the impacts of a new dorm that is set to house 1,475 students on what is now a parking lot bordering nearby neighborhoods on the southeastern corner of Cal Poly.

After the plans were first announced in September 2013, residents asked university officials to consider alternative locations. Frustrated with the lack of response, many residents began regularly appealing to the SLO City Council, which has remained divided on whether and how to involve the city in the issue.

“The reason we had to take this to the court is because we can’t get the city to stand up for all the residents of San Luis,” Alliance chairperson Linda White told New Times.

Check out the June 26 issue of New Times for additional information.