Stop Unsafe Development & Preserve Ocean View and Open Space
A proposal has been submitted to build a 11,600 square foot residence along Avenida California adjacent to the Pacifica San Juan (PSJ) community in southern San Juan Capistrano. The proposed building will be over twice the size of any home within the PSJ development and -- along with auxiliary structures and hard/landscaping -- will significantly impact the magnificent ocean view from this location.
A similar endeavor was initiated by the same individual more than a decade ago -- which included a structure half the size as the one now being proposed – but, although a special/unique building code was developed and several required approvals had been obtained, it was not completed. Subsequent to this first attempt, an additional parcel of land has been acquired (from Cal Trans -- for a ridiculously low price) which has increased the lot size to an acre and a half.
Although existing infrastructure will be utilized, this new residence will not be governed by the PSJ homeowner’s association (nor will any fees be collected)with all decisions pertinent to its design and construction to be made by city government entities.
Additionally, both during the grading and construction activities associated with this project and subsequent to its completion, there will be safety and traffic issues introduced that will impact the community.
By signing this petition, you are indicating that you oppose this project and are in support of retaining the spectacular harbor view and associated open space atop this bluff.
NOTE: An appeal of the grading plan approval granted by the Planning Commission has been re-scheduled and will be addressed during a City Council meeting to be held on June 21st – a session which a large number of concerned citizens will hopefully attend. The appeal outlines concerns pertaining to city code, grading plan approval criteria, the Community Development Plan (CDP), and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).