Coastal Commission to decide if Cayucos home is built
December 10, 2014
The California Coastal Commission will determine the fate of a proposed beachfront Cayucos house that may or may not be located on a coastal bluff. [Tribune]
In 1965, builders created a narrow sloping lot at the end of Studio Drive by placing fill dirt at the location. Since 2006, the owners of the lot have proposed building a home there, but neighbors have opposed the plan, arguing that the planned house is too large and out of character for the area.
On Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to approve construction of a home at the site, with restrictions on development recommended by county staff. Still, a project opponent vowed to appeal the plan to the Coastal Commission.
In April, the county planning commission approved a 2,374 square-foot home on the slope.
But, county planners have since determined that the lot is located on a coastal bluff. That determination reduces the area legally allowed for living space to 800 square feet, planner Ryan Hostetter said.
A representative of the property owners said the planners’ finding renders the lot un-buildable.
A dispute is ongoing as to whether or not the lot sits on a coastal bluff.