Big Lagoon Park

From ActCoastal

Month September
Year 2015
Summary This application was for a redesignation and rezoning of portions of a 13-acre parcel to allow for relocation of 14 cabins away from the parcel’s bluff. The modifications to the amendment include the point that there will be no resulting increase in development potential, and that the relocation shall not result in a later need for construction of shoreline protection devices having substantial impacts on the natural landform.
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Outcome Description Commissioners followed staff recommendations of denying the application as submitted but approved with modifications as mentioned above. The sentiment of approval and appreciation for the collaborative and forward thinking nature of the project was expressed.
Why You Should Care This case is a great example of an applicant and Coastal Commission Staff working as a team in a forward looking project. As Chair Kinsey put it, “This is a good example of a community thinking ahead.” Having an applicant acknowledge and embrace the area’s changing coastline and proactively prepare for it through planned retreat is commendable – particularly as “planned retreat” is often found on the battlefield of perceived “take”.
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Decision Type Local Coastal Program Amendment
Staff Recommendation Denial as submitted, but approved with modifications
Staff Report
Lobbyist/Agent Don Tuttle, President of Big Lagoon Park Board of Directors
Opposition to Project
Coastal Act Policies 30250, 30253

Voting Detail for Big Lagoon Park

Individual vote detail for Issue: Big Lagoon Park
Erik HowellGood Vote
Mark VargasAbsent for Vote
Wendy MitchellAbsent for Vote
Mary LuevanoGood Vote
Greg CoxGood Vote
Carole GroomGood Vote
Steve KinseyGood Vote
Effie Turnbull-SandersAbsent for Vote
Roberto UrangaGood Vote
Dayna BochcoAbsent for Vote
Martha McClureGood Vote
Mary K. ShallenbergerGood Vote

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