There goes my plan for Six Flags Over Asilomar.
But not all Pacific Grove residents are thrilled about the approval. Members of the Asilomar Dunes neighborhood came out in force for Friday’s commission meeting to protest portions of the coastal program they believe are draconian and infringe on their property rights.
Among the debated issues has to do with driveways. The just-approved program requires that development be capped at 15% coverage of dunes that houses sit on, including driveways. Asilomar residents argue that driveways should not be part of the 15% and instead be excluded.
Other contentious parts of the plan include height limits that homeowners say would require portions of their second stories to be removed, restrictions that would prevent them from rebuilding after natural disasters and the inability to replace damaged sections of houses.