Architectural Review Commission

Teleconference - Broadcast via Webinar

Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in San Luis Obispo County, City Administration has made the difficult decision to return to a virtual meeting format. Using the most rapid means of communication available at this time, members of the public are encouraged to participate in ARC meetings in the following ways:

Remote Viewing - Members of the public who wish to watch the meeting can:

View the Webinar on Zoom:
Webinar ID: 857 6815 3795
Telephone Attendee: (669) 900-6833; Passcode: 286054
Note: The City utilizes Zoom Webinar for remote meetings. All attendees will enter the meeting muted. An Attendee tutorial is available on YouTube; please test your audio settings.

Public Comment - The ARC will still be accepting public comment for items within their purview. Public comment can be submitted in the following ways:

Mail or Email Public Comment: 
Received by 3:00 PM on the day of meeting - Can be submitted via email to or U.S. Mail to City Clerk at: 990 Palm St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Emails sent after 3:00 PM – Can be submitted via email to and will be archived/distributed to members of the Advisory Body the day after the meeting. Emails will not be read aloud during the meeting. 


Verbal Public Comment:
Received by 3:00 PM on the day of the meeting - Call (805) 781-7164; state and spell your name, the agenda item number you are calling about and leave your comment. The verbal comments must be limited to 3 minutes. All voicemails will be forwarded to Advisory Body Members and saved as Agenda Correspondence. Voicemails will not be played during the meeting.
During the meeting – Join the webinar (instructions above). Once public comment for the item you would like to speak on is called, please raise your virtual hand, your name will be called, and your microphone will be unmuted. If you have questions, contact the office of the City Clerk at or (805) 781-7100.

The public is encouraged to submit comments on any subject within the jurisdiction of the Architectural Review Commission that does not appear on this agenda. Although the Commission will not take action on items presented during the Public Comment Period, the Chair may direct staff to place an item on a future agenda for discussion.

Matters appearing on the Consent Calendar are expected to be non-controversial and will be acted upon at one time. A member of the public may request the Architectural Review Commission to pull an item for discussion. The public may comment on any and all items on the Consent Agenda within the three-minute time limit.

  • Recommendation:

    Approve Consent Item 3a.

Note: The action of the Architectural Review Commission is a recommendation to the Community Development Director, another advisory body, or to City Council and, therefore, is not final and cannot be appealed.

  • Recommendation:

    Review the proposed project in terms of its consistency with the Airport Area Specific Plan, Avila Ranch Development Plan, Community Design Guidelines, and applicable City Standards, and provide comments and recommendations to the Planning Commission.

  • Recommendation:

    Recommend the proposed draft Objective Design Guidelines to the Planning Commission for review. This action may include recommended revisions or changes to the draft Objective Design Standards.

Senior Planner Shawna Scott will provide an update of upcoming projects and the agenda forecast.

The next rescheduled Regular Meeting of the Architectural Review Commission will be held on September 13, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. via teleconference.


LISTENING ASSISTIVE DEVICES are available -- see the Clerk

The City of San Luis Obispo wishes to make all of its public meetings accessible to the public. Upon request, this agenda will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in a meeting should direct such request to the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 781-7100 at least 48 hours before the meeting, if possible. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (805) 781-7410.

Agenda related writings or documents provided to the Architectural Review Commission are available for public inspection on the City’s website: Meeting video recordings can be found on the City’s website: