Coast BMW – Nissan

City of San Luis Obispo

J. Cardinale & G. Giacomazzi

Year Completed:

Minor Use Permit


Under new ownership, Coast BMW retained Oasis Associates, Inc. to manage the demolition of the existing facility and replacement of a new BMW facility, while introducing a second dealership on recently acquired and adjacent property. Oasis compiled a team of design professionals to design and entitle the new 14,300 square   BMW facility and a 20,890 square foot sales and service facility for Nissan.   Although automobile dealership’s sales taxes are an important  component of a City’s revenue stream, we were able to overcome the bureaucratic challenges of the entitlement process and produce a successful project for our clients and the community.

Circumstances Unique to the Project:

  • City’s policies and regulations for lighting and signage vs. auto dealer’s goals and objectives
  • Inclusion of public art