Shores Tomorrow files suit to block ‘McMansion’ on Whale Watch

By Dave Schwab

A grass-roots group advocating controlled growth in La Jolla Shores has filed a lawsuit challenging construction of what some consider to be a “McMansion” on a half-acre parcel in their neighborhood.

La Jolla Shores Tomorrow has hired attorney Julie Hamilton who filed a lawsuit on the nonprofit group’s behalf

March 12.

The suit seeks to overturn a 7-1 vote by the city council in February, which denied an appeal brought on behalf of La Jolla Community Planning Association (the community advisory group on land-use), seeking to block demolition of an existing 4,100-square foot, single-story home at 8490 Whale Watch, to replace it with a two-story dwelling more

than three times its present size (12,700-square feet).

“The project is simply too different and the city, in passing it, failed to consider impacts associated with the project to traffic, aesthetics, the environment and land use, particularly archaeology,” said Hamilton. “The project simply isn’t compatible with this area.”

A negative declaration was prepared by the city for the project determining that it would have no significant impacts on the environment. On Feb. 6, the city council voted 7-1 to certify the project’s negative declaration, as well as finding that an environmental impact report for the project would not be required.

The law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP of San Diego, which is representing the project developer, could not be reached for comment.

Related posts:

  1. Bird Rock students greet 3-day walkers
  2. Scripps Research scientist gets fellowship from Autism Speaks
  3. Design for LJ Shores home wins award
  4. La Jolla church hosting Oaxacan wood carving exhibit, workshop
  5. La Jolla High juniors, Interact ready for rummage sale

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=61080

Posted by Staff on Mar 29, 2012. Filed under La Jolla, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Man pleads guilty in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case April 17, 2014
    A man who drove drunk and struck a marine biologist in a crosswalk in Del Mar, then fled the scene, pleaded guilty April 16 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a hit-and-run allegation. Christopher ``Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, faces between nine and 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20 for the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison. […]
  • Del Mar Powerhouse 10U Champions April 17, 2014
    The Del Mar Powerhouse 10U team played two pool play games and two elimination games to go undefeated in the Triple Crown Sports San Diego Open and win the Division 1 Championship. The boys showed great determination and fight to come away victorious in elimination play and battle for the win with a one-run margin of victory for both semi-final and champions […]
  • Canyon Crest girls crack top three at Arcadia, set new school record April 17, 2014
    Several young women runners from Carmel Valley high schools raced well in the Arcadia Invitational on April 11-12 in Los Angeles. Arcadia is considered to be one of the most competitive high school track and field meets in the country, drawing both national and international athletes to compete. […]