San Luis Obispo developer mixes it up on gas station site
The Mix @ Monterey — an exciting new mixed-use project coming to San Luis Obispo — is set to break ground this month. The four-story building will feature 4,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, 5,000 square feet of second-floor office space and five condos on the third and fourth floors.
Architect and developer George Garcia said he set out from the beginning to design a project that could be built and approved at the Monterey Street and Johnson Avenue intersection, a spot formerly occupied by a Unocal service station.
Garcia, whose firm has designed San Luis Obispo landmarks such as the San Luis Trust Bank building, said his new project is geared at food and beverage retailers and was “well-received” by the city. He’s spent the past year or so negotiating financing, and now looks forward to a completion date of May 2011.