Letters to the Editor: Solana Beach residents: Be informed on renovation work


Dear Solana Beach area residents,

Please familiarize yourself with the proposed Solana Highlands renovation project which is pending approval. Perhaps you have noticed the tall story poles on some of the hillsides. These represent a height of three stories after retaining walls and fill have been added to raise the existing land contour. The third story is an exception to existing policy and sets a precedence for future taller buildings. Also, the project will scrape the existing landscape and buildings to make room for a 31 percent increase in the number of units.

Solana Beach is known for its natural habitat and quaint beach atmosphere. Let’s try to keep it that way. Solana Highlands could be renovated, leaving some of the mature trees and keeping the structures to two stories, without such a large increase in the number of units.

Please share your thoughts about this project with the City Council so that they are able to make the best decision for all. Thanks for becoming informed.

Gary Lynes