Del Monte Park Dwellers said that the P.B. workers would stink, unlike their Arkwright Court neighbors.
Monterey County required the Pebble Beach Company to
build the affordable units at its own expense as part of the
company’s final buildout plan — not only to provide badly
needed workforce housing, but to reduce commutes by workers in and out of Del Monte Forest. The company selected a site it said was convenient to services and contained degraded habitat.
But before the Pebble Beach Company broke ground on
the project, it faced pushback from some neighbors in the
Del Monte Park area of Pacific Grove, who claimed that the
townhomes would cause noise and light pollution, destroy the natural habitat, increase traffic and even be the source of bad smells.