The proposed AERIE condominium development is back on the Coastal Commission's agenda — this time with letters of support from city officials but opposition from one resident who thinks the building will be too big for the neighborhood.
An opposition letter-writing campaign also has been launched.
Coastal Commission staff is recommending approval of the plans for the condos at Ocean Boulevard and Carnation Avenue, citing changes that reduced coastal bluff excavation and changes that moved the pool to a higher elevation and moved decks from a public view corridor.
The project also has reduced the number of units from eight to seven since it was denied permission by the commission in April 2010, and it has lowered its square footage 17% from 61,709 last year to 51,124.
The changes were enough to change the opinion of Michael Toerge, the lone Newport Beach planning commissioner who voted against the project in July 2009.