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Few are aware that a massive $200 million development project is currently under way in Pebble Beach, which because of its demands on water, traffic capacity, and forest resources, will affect the entire Peninsula. The only part of the Pebble … Continue reading
Proponents of the proposed income-restricted apartment complex in the forested habitat adjoining the Huckleberry Hill preserve advance a variety of arguments that are misleading and lacking in substance. Be prepared to refute them with confidence! Here is a handy reference. (Also available in PDF.)
The habitat is degraded because neighborhood children built a few bike ramps, there is trash, and some trees are dead.
Rebuttal: Trash is easily picked up and bike ramps dismantled. Despite a few dead trees, the area continues to serve as a vibrant, functioning wildland and buffer for the Huckleberry Hill preserve. During the throes of a historic drought and related massive statewide tree die-off is hardly the time to needlessly destroy rare native forest.
Trees will be replaced in a two-for-one ratio, so the forest will be better than before.
Rebuttal: Prior PB Co mitigation efforts have failed abysmally. One needs only to look across the street at the pitiful state of the Sawmill Borrow after more than twenty years of “restoration”.
Sunset and 17-mile Drive (which has already been denuded of trees) is not an acceptable alternative because it is zoned commercial.
Rebuttal: The City of Pacific Grove zoning code already allows both commercial and residential use by right in this particular zone. No re-zoning would be required to locate the project there.
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- Draft EIR Draws Fire from P.G. Planning Director
- Conflicts with Neighborhood Character
- Draft EIR released: Now your turn
- The Myth of Mitigation
- Public misled about the scope of residential development in the Del Monte Forest
- Parking pushes project to 65,000 square feet
- Forest v.s. Parking Lots
- Alternative: The Old Capitol Site
- Nonsensical to pit housing project against forest
- MYTH: All Pebble Beach Co. properties sparkle. . .
- Sensitive VS Degraded Habitat – A legal fiction
- Pedestrian Safety Hazard in PB
- PB Co.argues AGAINST on-site inclusionary housing
- PB Co. argues FOR on-site inclusionary housing
- Forest & neighbors lose out in Dave Potter’s horse-trading
- The Dave Potter Connection
- A vibrant functioning wildland
- PB Co. on greenwashing campaign
- “Environmentalists back P.B. workforce housing plan”? Not so fast!
- Thumbs down from environmentalist
- KION TV: There is more to the story
- Fred Hernandez on destroying a forest
- Civility & openness from P.G. Council
- Success at October 16 P.G. City Council meeting!
- Public Input Abridged – LUAC Wants “Out”
- Area D Omitted From EIR
- Public Misled – In Depth
- Don’t Miss Our Research and Links Pages!
- What’s the Deal?
- It’s Too Small AND Too big
- Why this forest is special . . . (and the real reason the Corporate Yard is inappropriate)