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Set dramatically above Avila Beach on the Central Coast of California, this 95-acre brownfield was a former petroleum storage facility from 1906 through the 1990’s. Owned by a major oil company, the site is now in a re-entitlement process with key stakeholders, including the local Avila community and the Chumash people. The goal is to develop a project that is unique, economically feasible, innovative and sustainable while engaging in a transparent process with the indigenous people of San Luis Obispo and the broader Avila community. Xsense’s role was to find and then connect the project team to the Chumash descendants of this Avila Beach site. Our goal was to integrate the Native American group into the design process in a meaningful way while respecting the Chumash protocol. This project is about revealing deep values from the indigenous people of this land and translating them into modern development today.
Authentic Place Consultants: Xsense authentic places, San Luis Obispo, CA
Land Planning: Hart Howerton, San Francisco, CA
Engineering: RRM Design Group, San Luis Obispo, CA