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La Jolla planners OK incentive-based zoning proposal: ‘Mansionization’ initiative goes to City for refinement

La Jolla planners OK incentive-based zoning proposal: ‘Mansionization’ initiative goes to City for refinement

After more than two years, several drafts and countless hours of meeting, the Citizens for Responsible Coastal Development committee (CRCD) presented its incentive-based zoning proposal to the La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) for support. The citizen’s committee breathed a sigh of relief when LJCPA voted to move the initiative forward to the City for refinement and review, during its Nov. 2 meeting at La Jolla Rec Center.

The proposal is intended to replace with incentive-based regulations, a construction regulation known as the “50 percent rule” under which a project is classified as a “remodel” if 50 percent of the original walls are retained. The 50 percent rule is...

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