Please help stop this unnecessary structure being built on the neglected and fragile Windansea Shoreline & Public Beach Park. A gazebo/belvedere construction permit application #666879 (Neri) is pending at the City of San Diego Development Department. The gazebo/belvedere permit application, to build on public land, was submitted by a private group of local people who are nostalgic for gazebo/belvederes built in the 1920's, when there was limited residential development or other structures at this public park. One such Belvedere became such a public nuisance (late night parties, alcohol & drugs) in the 1980's that is was torn down by a frustrated Windansea resident.
Windansea Beach is a unique residential beach and cannot be compared to the commercialized beaches around Coast Blvd where other Belvederes reside.
The proposed gazebo/belvedere structure would be located at the top of the staircase on Neptune Place between Rosemont and Kolmar. This structure will dig 3 feet down into the bluff, block the public view shed (as per the San Diego Municipal Codes for the public viewing of the shoreline beach) and the historical Windansea Surf Shack. There are issues of neglect that have in turn created public safety issues, watershed issues, eroding bluffs and chronic infrastructure degradation, all require immediate attention. The notion of building any structure on these delicate & eroding bluffs is outrageous and reckless! These types of structures are also crime magnets, encouraging late night gatherings, drug dealing and overnight shelter for the homeless. You the tax payer will have to pay for clean ups, maintenance & repairs!
We already received more than 700 opposing signatures and letters. These will be very helpful when we present at the City Planning Commission hearings on this topic.
We need your support! Please add you name to the petition Sign the petition. Please join us in opposing the belvedere permit. Write letters of opposition, join our email list and donate to help cover fees we are incurring to Stop The Gazebo/Belvedere construction.
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