A controversial seaside house on a Cayucos bluff above the Pacific got the final go-ahead Tuesday from the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, but the panel’s chairman warned the homeowner that his neighbors might appeal to the California Coastal Commission if he does not remove an offensive sign.
Marshall Lewis, a physician who plans to build the two-story, 4,555-square-foot house, has a sign on it 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.”
The sign says, “A - - hole’s neighbor.”
“It has angered residents of the community,” Hill added.
Hill nonetheless voted to allow Lewis to build his house on Lucerne Road. The permit 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 at a location to be decided by the county Planning and Building Department and the Cayucos Citizens Advisory Council.
Supervisor Bruce Gibson, who lives in and represents Cayucos on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, continued to oppose the Lewis proposal.
He said it does not conform to various county codes and does not fit the “character” of the community.