With growing populations in California and across the Central Coast, communities are working fast to develop housing projects to accommodate.

Now, a vacant property in downtown Grover Beach is in escrow with a company that is proposing to build a mixed-use development.

The proposal on the corner of West Grand Avenue and 4th Street includes both residential and commercial space. It would be a four-story building with a restaurant on the ground level.

Living areas would be featured on all four floors with either 22 two-bedroom units or 44 studio units, along with 51 on-site parking spaces.

Scott Martin of RRM Design Group helped present the proposed development to the Grover Beach City Council. He said it isn’t designed as an affordable housing project. Rather, housing unit costs are intended to be market driven but Martin said they aren’t able to give a cost estimate right now.

“If you can guarantee the price of wood when we’re building, then we could help guarantee the price of the unit,” Martin said. “But at this point, things are so volatile in this market.”

Rafael Castillo is a Senior Planner with the City of Grover Beach. He said…

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