Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Big Wave Coastal Commission Appeal again, appellant claims water supply issue. Update: no standing

Update: Appellant has no standing, San Mateo County has the final word, and the project will be built.

Half Moon Bay Review/Julia Reis, 6/18/15.  "Big Wave appealed to Coastal Commission again."
Still looking for final thumbs up soon

Big Wave project location near Pillar Point Harbor
"A member of the Midcoast Community Council has appealed the Big Wave North Parcel Alternative to the California Coastal Commission. .... The basis of her appeal is her concern that the project would tax Montara Water and Sanitary District’s water supply.  Erin Deinzer (the individual appellant) is a Montara resident. 

 .... The Coastal Commission office is now determining whether Deinzer’s appeal has standing, which would be confirmed if she raised concerns about the project locally. .... Coastal Commission District Manager Nancy Cave said this process should be completed by the end of the week.

 ....  In January, the San Mateo County Planning Commission voted 4-1 to approve the project.  Cave wrote in a May letter to the county that the commission supported the county’s approval of a coastal development permit for the project."   Read article.

Update.  Half Moon Bay Review/Julia Reis, 6/24/15. "Appeal of big wave dismissed, County approval deemed final word." "The California Coastal Commission has found that an appeal of the Big Wave North Parcel Alternative filed on June 12 lacks standing. That means the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors’ May approval of the project appears to be the final word.

Barring any legal action, the ruling effectively ends years of regulatory review of the project at the state and local level and paves the way for planners to apply for a construction permit. Once obtained, said Big Wave spokesman Jeff Peck on Tuesday, construction on the buildings that would house developmentally disabled adults will start next summer."

Reference, Big Wave Project, Community living for individuals with learning disabilities.  Related,  Midcoast community council, "Big Wave hearing at Planning Commission, 11/12/14," (a map enlarges to better describe the location).  Also see Fix Pacifica reprint articles, search "Big Wave".

Note photographs, graphics:  Thumbs-up from Big Wave Project/About. View of project location by Lisa Ketcham, Loma Prieta Sierra Club, from an article by Anneliese Agren titled, "Wave good-bye to Big Wave", Land use, January/February, 2010. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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