Solana Beach Coastal Protection Plan on Display

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, is inviting comments on a proposed shoreline stabilization project which includes a 140 foot long by 20 foot wide concrete seawall along the bluffs and coastline in the City of Solana Beach, California.

“The development would protect the above residential properties and would be located on city-owned beach open to the public and the city-owned bluff face of an 80 ft.-high coastal bluff fronting two existing single family residences at 517 and 521 Pacific Avenue Shoreline Stabilization Project,” USACE said in its announcement.

The upland bluff behind the 521 residence also includes a planting plan on the bluff above the seawall.

This project is intended to cover the exposed bluff in order to prevent further erosion of supportive bluff material that could lead to bluff failure and potential public safety issues from bluff failures.

The decision whether to issue a permit for this coastal scheme will be based on an evaluation of the probable impact including cumulative impacts of the proposed activity on the public interest.

Comment period ends July 10, 2017.

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