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Stop Unsafe Development & Preserve Open Space

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To the General Public,

UPDATE:  There is a San Juan Capistrano City Council Meeting at 6PM on May 3rd to discuss the Darmal Residence Rezoning.  Please review the information below. The Planning Commission did not recommend the rezoning; however, it still goes before the City Council.

There is an agenda item from February 8th, 2011 for the San Juan Capistrano (CA) Planning Commission. “The Subject: Rezone (RZ) 10-003, Grading Plan Modification (GPM) 10-008; Darmal Residence; a request for approval of development plans for the construction of an approximate 4,906 square-foot single family residence, two stories and 25 feet in height with a basement level and incorporate the property into Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) 81-01 Forster Canyon, on a vacant parcel located adjacent to the west side of Avenida California and east of Interstate I-5 (APN 675-081-11) (Applicant Arsalan Darmal, Owner) (Project Manager: Grant Taylor, Development Services Director).” We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge the Planning Commission to NOT adopt the resolution recommending City Council approval to Rezone (RZ) 10-003 and Grading Plan Modification (GPM) 10-008. We believe the development of the Darmal Residence will result in significant long term negative impacts as well as impact the unobstructed view of the Dana Point Harbor and Santa Catalina island enjoyed by the public. The development would destroy precious open space lands that should be preserved. We are also concerned of the potential for safety issues resulting from the development of the residence on a hillside slope above an Interstate Highway. Additionally, we urge the Planning Commission and City Council to DENY requests to rezone the parcel located adjacent to the west side of Avenida California and East of Interstate I-5 (APN 675-081-11) as well as other future requests to rezone open space land surrounding the Forster Canyon area as described in the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) 80-01. Development of these open space areas would violate several specific development goals described in the CDP previously referenced.

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