More Outzen-Ville Buildings Approved

What are these places, vacation homes? Sustainable Development? Lighthouse Avenue from Dickman to Drake is not really a congested part of the street.

The Hear-Old story does not mention that Outzen is a former Monterey city councilman.

A neighborhood association challenge to a major mixed-use project on Lighthouse Avenue will go before the Monterey City Council on Tuesday.

Developer Carl Outzen received the go-ahead for his proposed project — 32 apartments and retail shops in two three-story buildings — from Monterey planning commissioners on a 6-1 vote Jan. 28.

But the New Monterey Neighborhood Association appealed the decision to the City Council on several grounds. The association contends the project proposes too many apartments for the site, is too big, would put driveways on a badly congested section of Lighthouse Avenue and has unresolved environmental questions.

A council report rebuts each issue in the appeal with the conclusion, “No error was made.”

More Outzen-Ville Buildings Approved