Oceano Airport – Update on Developer Targeting Airport

Dozens protest (developer proposed) Oceano airport changes
Developer is trying to get county to close Oceano property, but supervisors have ‘no interest’

Los Osos developer Jeff Edwards’ desire to see the Oceano County Airport closed and redeveloped has caused a groundswell of opposition from local pilots, about 50 of whom showed up to a meeting Wednesday in Grover Beach to protest any change to the airport.

Edwards organized the meeting to discuss options for the 58-acre county-owned airport. In an interview at the Rabobank in Grover Beach, he said that his plan is more than building commercial and residential development but also about creating a town center in Oceano and creating jobs.

He envisions the county leasing the property to private developers, not selling it, for uses other than aviation.