Chris William Clark JD

Position Lecturer
Phone 805.756.6605
Fax 805.756.2270
Office 21-116A


Juris Doctorate, Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1982
Additional graduate work, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981
BA and MA Linguistics, University of Oregon, 1976, 1977
Japanese Language Institute, 1974

Areas of Interest

Land use law
Environmental and water resource law and policy
Professional practice
Community-level planning
Policy development

Planning Experience

A planner and a lawyer, Chris Clark has more than 30 years professional experience in law, land use regulation and environmental and community planning and project management.  He is the owner and president of Crawford Multari & Clark Associates.  He managed the San Luis Obispo office of Fugro West, an international engineering consulting firm. He has taught at Cal Poly since 1992, joining the full time faculty in 2009.

Selected Professional Projects

Transit Oriented Development Projects and Plans
Cotati Downtown Specific Plan
Whittier Uptown Specific Plan
Placentia Westgate Specific Plan
Santa Clarita Old Town and North Newhall Specific Plan
Visalia Southeast Area Master Plan
Paso Robles Beechwood Olsen Specific Plan

Water Resource Planning
North Monterey Water Management Plan, Monterey County
El Toro Area Water Management Plan, Monterey County
Wilmington, Massachusetts Aquifer Protection Study
Canoe River Aquifer Management Plan
Saugus Marsh Hurricane Barrier EIS
City of New York wetland regulations
Nantucket Wastewater Management Plan
Amesbury Aquifer Management Plan
Well Permitting Study, Pajaro Water Management Agency

San Luis Obispo County
Los Osos Wastewater Facility EIRs and Permit Management
Safety Element County of San Luis
Master Water Plan Update (with EDAW)
Estero Area Plan update EIR
North Coast Area Plan Update EIR, San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo Area Plan update EIR
Guadalupe/Unocal Remediation Monitoring
Edna Ranch Agricultural Cluster
Morros Constraints Analysis
Recreation Element of the General Plan
San Luis Obispo Airport Master Plan EIR (with ESA)
Unocal Avila Beach Cleanup EIR/EIS
Oceano Specific Plan

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly Master Plan
Poly Canyon Village EIR
Cal Poly Sports Complex EIR
Cal Poly Parking Structure EIR
Student Housing I, EIR, Mitigation Monitoring, and Permit Compliance

Planning, Resource Protection and Regulation
UCSB Long Range Development Plan and EIR, University of California
San Francisco Federal Office EIR/EIS, U S General Services Administration
Sakhalin Island Resource Regulations Analysis
Packard Foundation SLO County Conservation Study, The Nature Conservancy
Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes Conservation Plan, The Nature Conservancy
Zoning Ordinance, Los Angeles County (with Dyett & Bhatia)
General Plan Westerly, Rhode Island
Independence Park, Barnstable, Massachusetts


American Planning Association, California Chapter, 2000 Comprehensive Planning Award Large Jurisdiction, Safety Element of the San Luis Obispo County General Plan ~ Project Manager and Principal Investigator

American Society of Landscape Architects, Southern California Chapter,
2001 award for the Cal Poly Master Plan



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