Posted: 04/19/2011 03:07:57 PM PDT
Updated: 04/20/2011 12:07:40 AM PDT
A coalition of environmental advocacy groups made good on its promise to appeal the controversial Big Wave development in Moss Beach to the California Coastal Commission, which could hear the appeal as early as next month.
The Granada Sanitary District and the Montara Water and Sanitary District were also expected to file an appeal by 5 p.m. Tuesday, the appeals deadline.
The groups argue that Big Wave -- by far the biggest development ever proposed on the Coastside, with a home for developmentally disabled adults and eight new office buildings -- is inappropriately situated between Half Moon Bay Airport and the ocean, with one narrow access road. The site lies within a county tsunami evacuation zone and next to a major earthquake fault.
Now they will argue that the development, which was approved in March by the county board of supervisors, also violates the planning rules laid out in the county's own Local Coastal Program as well as Coastal Act policies pertaining to public access and recreation.
Submitted by Todd Bray