Del Rio Ranch commercial resort in Atascadero set to be completed by 2024

Further hotel and shopping possibilities come to Atascadero.

Atascadero’s Del Rio Ranch, a 26-acre project, was approved by Atascadero City Council on Tuesday.

It is intended to be a commercial resort and recreational destination, with the intent of bringing together locals and visitors to the Central Coast through dining, shopping, and resort-like amenities.

“The vision for the Del Rio Ranch Resort and Campground community is to really kickstart the local economy and bring something to Atascadero that has never been seen before,” said Jack Phelan, President and CEO of Cal Coastal Communities.

Located on Highway 101 and Del Rio Road, the Del Rio Ranch property is designed to offer a resort, affordable housing, retail space, and short-stay cabins.

There will also be an entertainment center with food and activities like bowling and an arcade.

In addition, the amphitheater on the slope offers space for more than 300 visitors for major events.

There will also be hiking and riding trails.

“Originally this was planned as Walmart, a large retail store, and this project will bring four times as much revenue to the city,” Phelan said.

The coastal parishes of Cal describe the town of Atascadero as a renaissance.

“We believe this proposed project is the first of its kind in San Luis Obispo County,” said Ted Lawton, senior director of development for Cal Coastal Communities.

The real estate company said it would offer leases to local businesses at below market rates.

“I have received more than hundreds of equity investments in just a few months,” said Jennifer Kim, acquisitions manager for Cal Coastal Communities.

The developers believe the Del Rio Ranch will significantly increase tax revenue and employment for the city.

Local residents said the country was long awaited to develop.

“I’m glad you will do something with it. It’s been sitting there forever, ”said Dona Blandfort, resident of Atascadero.

Others say they hope the developers keep the small town feel of the Central Coast. They hope the businesses at Ranch Del Rio are rooted in Atascadero.

“I feel that when people live and are from here, community comes first and that is very important to me,” added Seth Colebrook, resident of Atascadero.

Cal Coastal Communities said residents can expect the RV park and pop-up shops within the first year.

At the moment, the developers want to complete the last project in three years.