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Encinitas residents lose housing project appeal

Encinitas residents lose housing project appeal

A nearly five-year battle over plans for a Leucadia housing project came to a close Dec. 20 when the Encinitas City Council rejected neighboring residents' latest appeal of a city Planning Commission decision.

Asked after the council's vote if this was the end of their campaign, Fulvia Street resident Susan Turney responded, "It's going to have to be," noting that she'd just heard a grading permit had been issued for the project.

At issue is a proposal by developer CityMark Communities to build eight, market-rate homes and one home for a very-low-income family on a 2.25-acre site at the intersection of Fulvia Street and Hymettus Avenue. Neighboring residents have...