A plan to build a house on a Cayucos bluff above the Pacific Ocean received the final go-ahead Tuesday from the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, but the board chairman warned the homeowner that his neighbors might appeal the decision to the Coastal Commission if he did not remove an offensive sign on the property.
Marshall Lewis, a physician who intends to build the two-story, 4,555-square-foot house, has a sign on the property that includes a derogatory word to describe his neighbors, according to Supervisor Adam Hill.
The “extremely obnoxious and crude sign continues to be posted,” said Hill, who called it “an un-neighborly gesture.”
“It has angered residents of the community,” Hill said.
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Hill nonetheless voted to allow Lewis to build his house on Lucerne Road. The permit also includes demolishing an existing house, adding a 2,377-square-foot garage and relocating a historic water tank.
Cypress trees on the property will be removed and replaced at a 2-1 ratio, most likely elsewhere in Cayucos at a location to be decided by the county Planning Department and the Cayucos Community Advisory Council.
Supervisor Bruce Gibson, who lives in Cayucos and represents the community on the Board of Supervisors, continued to oppose Lewis' proposal. He said it does not conform to various county codes and does not fit the “character” of the community.