Long pending Use Permit (UP) Amendment for the Montara Beach dinner restaurant, La Costanera, to expand to daytime hours was denied today by the County Planning Commission 5-0. (staff report)
In addition to the impact on local parking for beach access, Commissioners expressed concern at the years of unaddressed Code Violations at this Montara Beach business. County staff said that was because the UP Amendment has been pending since 2006 and the plan was to address the violations via conditions of approval. Now that there is no longer any UP Amendment pending, County staff assured the Commission that the many UP and building violations will be addressed via their Code Compliance section.
MCC 9/22/14 comments with attached web quotes, photos
MCC previous comments on this issue: 3/12/14 and 12/12/12
Comments from others: Committee for Green Foothills, Surfrider San Mateo County, Deborah Lardie
Appeal filed by applicant on 10/3/14 to Board of Supervisors.
12/23/14 Violation Notice from County Planning Director to owners of La Costanera Restaurant