On September 29th the County planning department issued a notice that it would begin environmental review of North Coast Land Holding’s plans for the Seminary property. The timing of this action coming just days before the October 2nd Strawberry Design Review Board meeting on the application leaves us scratching our head.
Environmental review is a significant step in the long procedure of processing the NCLH application.
The Seminary Neighborhood Association believes the County was in error in taking this action. You can read our full appeal here. Briefly, our argument falls into two broad categories:
First, the application is too vague and leaves too many questions unanswered for it to even be reviewed.
Second, the application is so far beyond what could ever be approved that there is no point in even beginning the lengthy and expensive review process.
The appeal will be heard by the County Planning Commission on Monday, October 30th at 1:00 pm at the County Civic Center. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this critical meeting and support the appeal.