SPE Golf Tournament 2019

Join us for the 31st Annual SPE Golf Classic on Friday, May 17th!

Save the date for this year’s SPE Golf Tournament on Friday, May 17th at Cypress Ridge Golf Course.

Registration can be done online via PayPal or by mailing in a check with the Registration Form. If registration is done online via PayPal, please be sure to fill out the registration form as well and email it to [email protected]

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Righetti Ranch Grand Opening

After much anticipation, the City of San Luis Obispo’s newest residential development of single-family homes—Righetti Ranch—is now officially open for purchase.

Righetti Ranch offers two different home communities, the Arroyos and the Paseos. The three-to-four-bedroom homes in each community will sit on lots that range from 4,500 to 5,500 square-feet.

As part of the Orcutt Area Specific Plan (OASP), the Righetti Ranch development includes 304 residential units, built in three phases. Phase 1 is now under construction and includes 151 single family lots. Multiple developments are included within the OASP, which will share facilities, including 14 acres of park land and 77 acres of open space. Features of the project also include a neighborhood park with tennis, basketball and pickleball courts, plus a soccer field and a playground.

A pocket park will provide a community garden, playground, picnic tables and a produce stand, while another park will feature a climbing wall and barbecue and picnic stations.

Additional amenities include bicycle and pedestrian connectivity to the Rail Road Safety trail, raised intersections for pedestrian safety, and three roundabouts.

Since 1997, Cannon has provided engineering and survey services for for the Orcutt Area Specific Plan, from the initiation of the Specific Plan to construction. Cannon’s services for the ongoing projects include entitlements, the specific plan, annexation, construction drawings, final map, and construction staking.

The Pismo Pier Overhaul Is Complete

The Pismo Pier Overhaul Is Complete — Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget

November 7, 2018
After being closed for 18 months while undergoing a full rehabilitation, the popular Pismo Pier has finally reopened. Locals and visitors alike are excited to once again enjoy the historic city landmark, whose major facelift was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

Cannon is proud of our long partnership with the City of Pismo Beach and we were thrilled to provide construction management, inspection, and funding administration services for this $8.8 million overhaul. The multi-year project began in March 2017 and was concluded by October 2018, seven months ahead of schedule and below the initial budget.

“We’re grateful for the team at Cannon who helped make this special project a success,” said Patrick Riddell, Cannon’s Construction Management Division Manager. “We’re especially thankful for the contributions of Charlie Gray, our on-site Construction Manager, who was instrumental in driving this complex rehabilitation across the finish line.”

Hosting just under one million visitors each year from all around the world, the Pismo Pier is an iconic symbol of classic California culture — but it was overdue for a renovation.

Originally built in its current location in 1924, the Pier has taken on its share of damage over the years. Major storms damaged the south side of the pier’s sea wall very early in its existence, slicing off a 500-foot stretch at the end of the pier that was never replaced. Another storm wreaked havoc in 1983, forcing a rebuild in 1985-1986 which resulted in the current — and much-loved — four-diamond layout.

The 2017-2018 rehabilitation project was carefully planned to preserve the pier’s existing configuration and footprint while making several improvements, including structural repairs and installation of updated decking, information boards, public art, and utilities running the length of the structure to facilitate more events. The renovated structure extends for over 1,200 feet, making it the 18th longest pier in California.

The freshly updated Pismo Pier was unveiled to the public on October 20th as part of the 72nd annual Clam Festival. Thousands of people turned out to enjoy the celebratory event and get a first-hand look at the renovations. The team at Cannon is honored to be included on a new plaque which commemorates the pier and its importance in the community.

Laurel Lane Improvements

October 16, 2018 05:58 PM

Parents and children heading to school or Sinsheimer Park in San Luis Obispo’s Laurel Lane area will have safer streets to walk and bike on with the recent completion of safety improvements, according to city officials.

Wider sidewalks, reduced street crossing distances for pedestrians and new crosswalks designed with higher visibility for drivers are part of a $2.5 million upgrade — of which $2.1 million has already been spent, San Luis Obispo officials said.

2015 Traffic Safety Report ranked the intersection at Laurel and Southwood Drive among the most dangerous for vehicle collisions with pedestrians on city-maintained streets. In a 2016 report, no Laurel Lane intersections rose to the same level of concern.

More than 180 people cross Laurel Lane every day, including children and parents making their way to and from Sinsheimer Elementary School and Sinsheimer Park, as well as seniors and those using the community garden and local marketplace.

The completed street improvements included widening the sidewalk at two intersections: Laurel Lane and Augusta Street, and Laurel Lane and Southwood Drive.

Crews removed a driving lane in each direction of Laurel Lane, but added a center turn lane. About 30 on-street parking spaces were added as well, with more space available from the driving lane reductions.

 “These types of projects (going from four lanes to one in each direction) often result in reduced vehicle speeds along a corridor,” said Jennifer Rice, a city transportation planner and engineer. “The city will continue to monitor Laurel Lane over the next several months to see if this is the case.”

“If so,” she added, “the posted speed limit could be reduced as well (as allowed by the California Vehicle Code) further promoting a safe neighborhood corridor.”

Additional work included striping improvements for pedestrian enhancements to the crosswalk on Augusta Street and Sinsheimer Elementary, buffered bike lanes on Southwood Drive and shared lane markings on Augusta and Victoria streets. The project also included 557,879 square feet of sealing neighborhood streets, Rice said.

Only minor improvements remain, including replacing some signage, city officials said.

In June, the City Council approved the $2.5 million Laurel Lane Complete Streets and Roadway Maintenance Sealing project, with major funding coming from the Local Revenue Measure (Measure G).

The Laurel Lane project drew criticism from mayoral candidate T. Keith Gurnee, who believes the City Council should have allocated at least some of the money to dredging Laguna Lake instead. The council reallocated about $200,000 from its Laguna Lake dredging funding pot to spend on the Laurel Lane project.

But Mayor HeidiHarmon, who’s running for re-election, has defended the project. She identifiedmultimodal transportation — including bicycling and walking — as a major city goal to help reduce vehicletraffic and carbon emissions from cars in alignment with the council’s 2035 working target for carbonneutrality, an overall goal to achieve a zero carbon footprint

Grillin’ for Good!

San Luis Obispo, California, July 31, 2018 – For the eighth year in a row, a team of co-workers, friends, and neighbors, spent the day grilling tri-tip, buttering bread, and scooping beans all in an effort to raise money to help provide access to clean water for those without. Under the campaign name of “Well Worth It” the team raised $9,000 that will go toward clean water projects in cities around the globe including Mozambique, Niger, and Bangladesh. In addition to funding clean water projects, this unique fundraiser also provided donated BBQ dinners to 75 local families and veterans.

Through a partnership with CAPSLO and the Vets Center, Well Worth It supporters were able to buy a dinner for themselves as well as donate dinners to a local family or veteran. Since the Well Worth It Drive-Thru BBQ began, more than 375 dinners have been donated.

Cannon’s Well Worth It Campaign began in 2010 in an effort to raise awareness and funds to provide access to clean water to men, women, and children around the globe who lack access to clean drinking water. To date, the team and community have raised more than $118,000 in funds and have built over 20 wells in villages throughout Africa and Asia.

Cannon would like to thank everyone who contributed to this year’s BBQ. Individuals volunteered their time and businesses throughout SLO County contributed goods and services to this global and local cause. In particular, the Drive-Thru BBQ was made possible in part by Popolo Catering for beans at cost, Grocery Outlet of SLO for discounted salad, CRS for printing services, and countless local companies who purchased dinners for their employees.

The Well Worth It Drive-Thru BBQ is an annual event hosted by Cannon, a multidiscipline engineering firm located in San Luis Obispo. Contact Cannon if you’d like to join our future events, volunteer, or wish to make a donation directly to the cause. Let us know and we can sign you up!

To see some of the completed wells funded through the Well Worth It Campaign, please check out our website here.

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