Months away from Kingston Bay appeal hearing

County approval of Cambria senior living complex was appealed to state Coastal Commission

ktanner@thetribunenews.comJuly 29, 2013 

A proposed senior-living complex is at the corner of Ardath Drive and Green Street, just west of Highway 1 on the south side of Cambria.


It’s likely to be November or later before the California Coastal Commission hears an appeal of the county permit issued for the $8.5 million, 41-bed, 31-unit Kingston Bay assisted living senior facility planned for a multi-family zoned property at Ardath Drive and Green Street — that is, if staffers recommend that commissioners hear the appeal at all, which requires finding that there’s “substantial issue” with the project plans or its permit.

The appeal, filed in late June, listed concerns about traffic, parking, public safety, landscaping, delivery trucks and putting the facility in a residential neighborhood on a corner visible from Highway 1.

Claudia Harmon Worthen said Tuesday, July 23, that she and other appellants will be out of town when the commission meets in October, so that month’s meeting isn’t an option. Calls to Coastal Commission staff were not returned.

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