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Jun 14

1990 Development in Paso Robles

A carpenter is hard at work on a tract house that's going up along Bridgegate Lane just off South River Road in Paso Robles. ©The Tribune/David Middlecamp

A carpenter is hard at work on a tract house that’s going up along Bridgegate Lane just off South River Road in Paso Robles.
©The Tribune/David Middlecamp

Water has been the keystone to new development in the county for decades.
Drought conditions slowed an accelerated pace of development in obviously water limited coastal communities. Paso Robles was another story.
In 1989 Paso Robles set a record for new home construction in the county. In a March 1, 1990 article the town was described as “Water rich…” in an article on a county wide building boom.
Reporter Ryan McCarthy wrote: “Paso Robles issued 25 percent more permits for single-family homes in 1989 than the year before, which was a boom year in its own right.”
On Sunday the Tribune begins a five-part series on the issues facing those who rely on the North County’s primary source of water.
The problems faced there may be instructive for nearby regions.

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