The purpose of this petition is to permanently stop construction of property formerly promoted as the "Moon Mountain Villas,” two 7000+ square foot homes with future guest houses under development since September 2013. For nine months, the development has been in violation of building codes, subjected the neighborhood to hazardous conditions and created various nuisances generating ongoing concerns and complaints. The property was red-tagged with stop work orders in February 2014 followed with a lawsuit filed by County of Sonoma in May 2014 against the negligent absentee owner/investors for “dilapidated conditions,” building violations, and fire hazards.
During this period while the fate of the property is determined, we do not support any attempts by the county to offer variances or allow building to resume at a future date with modifications for the owners. Individuals associated with this development knowingly disregarded design guidelines, violated county building codes, subjected the neighborhood to on-going nuisances and hazardous conditions, and imposed upon the community and scenic corridor two inappropriate oversized substandard structures that appear more commercial in a residentially zoned neighborhood.
We support these structures being torn down and replaced with a design that is compatible with the neighborhood, the surrounding community and preservation of the Sonoma Valley scenic corridor with appropriate setbacks, size and height limitations.