Nonprofits sue County over largest development in area

The NAC alongside the San Luis Obispo chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday May 30, 2024 challenging the approval of the Dana Reserve housing project. NAC and CNPS contend that the County’s approval of the Dana Reserve project violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Click to read the full press release.

The Dana Reserve Project will develop over 288 acres between Willow, Sandydale, Pomeroy, Hetrick, and Cherokee on the westside of Nipomo. The Environmental Impact Report (EIR) identified 19 Un-mitigatable and significant issues including:

  • Housing (imbalanced housing to job ratio, greatly increasing traffic in an already traffic congested area)
  • Transportation (increase in traffic impact the surface roads throughout Nipomo)
  • Air Quality
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Land Planning (multiple elements of the project are vastly out of alignment with the South County Area Plan, including how this land was intended to be developed vs the present project).
  • Biological impacts (3948 mature oak trees to be removed, federally endangered species to be removed, special habitants to be removed.)

The Final EIR can be seen here:

Final Environmental Impact Report – Dana Reserve Specific Plan

About Us

The Nipomo Action Committee’s (NAC) mission is to collaborate with all interested Nipomo and Central Coast stakeholders to maintain and enhance Nipomo’s rural character and ensure appropriate and compatible growth consistent with the unique biodiversity and cultural heritage of this area now and for generations to come.

CA Native Plant Society info. on Dana Reserve