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Pushback in Ocean Beach against controversial development

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OCEAN BEACH (CBS 8) - Residents of Ocean Beach and Point Loma have expressed concern about a growing number of structures exceeding the height limit, including by raising the ground and measuring from the top of the new grade.

On Wednesday, Ocean Beach residents continued their fight against a controversial building project they say is just too big for their neighborhood.

Since the outcry, the developer has made changes like an angled roof - a requirement since the city issued an inspection notice. The notice halted further construction until corrections are made.

The changes the developer has made are not enough, according to neighbors.

The developer, Nelco Properties, in an email statement said "we are making all efforts to work with our OB neighbors and will continue to do so. We hope they will do the same."

The Ocean Beach Board moved forward to recruit coastal communities to form a coalition to rally the San Diego mayor.

Residents believe the development would set a dangerous precedent citywide, therefore, the city needs to step up.

Last month, the San Diego City Council voted to close a loophole in zoning regulations that allowed some developers in Ocean Beach and Point Loma to build residences over the area's 30-foot height limit.

A spokesperson for the mayor issued a statement saying that the city's development services department is carefully monitoring the project to ensure compliance with municipal code.


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