Solana BeachView assessment filing period ends Aug. 7 for redevelopment of Solana Highlands in Solana Beach
Aug 3, 2015, 12:32 p.m.
As the proposed redevelopment of Solana Highlands moves to the next phase, Solana Beach residents have until Aug. 7 to file view assessment applications. H.G. Fenton Company, which bought the 13.4-acre site at South Nardo and Stevens avenues in 1998, has plans to demolish and rebuild Solana Highlands, a 194-unit complex constructed in 1972. Plans include replacing the complex with 260 one- and two-bedroom apartments in 24 two- and three-story buildings. Thirty-two of the apartments would be affordable units. Plans also include 525 onsite parking spaces, a recreational facility and a pool. Construction would take place in three phases over 36 to 40 months. Because the project is taller than 16 feet, it is subject to the city’s view process, which includes installing story poles to show the proposed height and general outline of the buildings. During the 30-day public review period, owners or occupants of residential property may file a view assessment application if they believe their primary view would be impaired by the proposed project. The original filing period for view assessment ended on July 24. At the request of some of the nearby residents, however, the applicant agreed to extend the submittal deadline to Aug. 7, City Manager Greg Wade said. It costs $600 to file a view assessment application. As of July 29, the city has received eight applications for the project, Wade said.