Pacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop Staff Writer, 12/23/16. "Controversial project approved by City Council."
|Neighborhood of repeated appeals.|
|Response to Coastal Commission appeal|
against the project: build it bigger!
This was the second version of the project at 4009 Palmetto Ave.; the planning commissioners liked the first one better, with its four detached studio apartments with living roofs, but Carmichael and the group appealed the first design to the California Coastal Commission. The Coastal Commission staff worked out a different version of the apartment units. The new project is a larger building of 3,169 square feet with four units on the top two floors with an attached ground floor garage. The new design reduces the area on which anything will be built. It provides a 50 foot buffer to an Arroyo willow tree in the public right of way, a priority of Coastal Commission staff. One of the developers, Mile O’Connell, said the redesign will have different sized units, some good for families." Read article.
Reference, City Council meeting, 12/12/16, Item 8, see Fix Pacifica article/City Council Agenda, 12/12/16. Related, City of Pacifica, "Active Planning Applications List." Related articles. Pacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop, Staff Writer, 10/27/16, "Commission okays apartments... ", and Pactifica Tribune/Jane Northrop, Staff Writer, 9/16/16, "Palmetto Avenue project gives Planning Commissioners concerns." Note photographs of 4000 Palmetto by Christine Van from Better Homes/JF Finnegan Realtors.
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