County supervisors to hear appeal of Cambrian senior living complex approval

ktanner@thetribunenews.comMarch 21, 2013 

UPDATE, March 28: The date the appeal will be heard is now set for May 14.

ORIGINAL STORY, March 21: An alternate member of the North Coast Advisory Council has appealed a County Planning Officer’s approval of a proposed 28,000-square-foot senior-living complex at Ardath Drive and Green Street, near Highway 1.

A Board of Supervisors hearing about the 41-bed, 31-unit Kingston Bay Senior Living Center, triggered by the appeal, is set for April 23.

The proposal by the Fresno-based Kingston Bay Senior Living LLC is a smaller version of a senior center previously approved for the Green Street site.

Bruce Fosdike filed his appeal March 8 against the Kingston Bay project, citing issues with vehicle and pedestrian access and safety, plus parking and the need to assure that storm runoff won’t cause erosion and other problems for neighboring properties, including the First Baptist Church on Green Street and ranching parcels across Highway 1.

All of Fosdike’s issues were raised by the council members Nov. 28 before the body “reservedly recommended” the project, with their concerns phrased as conditions of recommendation.

However, only one of the council’s conditions (moving dumpsters to the side of the facility from the front, and screening them from view) was addressed directly in conditions endorsed by county staff, and ultimately by project designers. They’ve also added one more parking space, bringing the total to 20.

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