The Coastal Commission has postponed a hearing on whether to permit a home to be built on steep bluff along Ocean Boulevard, according to an agenda that was updated Friday.
The applicant asked for the postponement, sources said. The item had been scheduled for the next Coastal Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday in Santa Cruz.
The proposed 7,354-square-foot home would replace a 1950s home at 3725 Ocean Blvd. In May, the Newport Beach Planning Commission unanimously granted variances for the home, which would exceed current height restrictions despite being lower than the current home.
The Coastal Commission staff has recommended denial of permits, stating that the home should not exceed those height restrictions, that the site is hazardous and unstable and that it excavates too much coastal bluff. The applicant and his architect have said the staff report’s findings are in error.
It is not known when the item will be rescheduled.
For more information, read our earlier stories here and here.