City of Redondo Beach is victorious in lawsuit against waterfront developers CenterCal
REDONDO BEACH—In a victory on the anti-development front, Judge Malcolm Mackey of Los Angeles Superior Courty ruled in against Redondo Beach LLC, a subsidiary of CenterCal Properties on Nov. 20. Initially, CenterCal had planned to build a 524,000-square-foot waterfront retail center dubbed “the mall by the sea” by locals.
Council member Nils Nehrenheim, who represents District 1 and who has openly criticized the project, said on his Facebook page, “We won on every charge! Redondo Beach Waterfront, LLC loses again! We won the election. We won the EIR lawsuit. We won the Measure C lawsuit. We won the Coastal Commission certification. We won the lawsuit! The judge called the plaintiff’s “shills” pursuing a “sham” lawsuit.”
In August, during a particularly long and emotional California Coastal Commission meeting, the Coastal Commission voted in favor of the people’s vote to uphold Measure C, the ballot measure that changed the course of the waterfront development.
The next steps may include reimagining a coastal development in line with local residents’ vision.
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I think this is poorly written article. Please define the last line: “The next steps may include reimagining a coastal development in line with local residents vision.”
What is the local residents vision because this issue and others have been on the local government agenda for several years. It appears that they cannot get agreement on a ‘vision’ because of self interests and over regulation, especially by the bureaucratic Coastal Commission.
Another victory for the “no growth” agenda that keeps Redondo Beach looking like a dirty relic while every other city up and down the coast has managed to get it together. Meanwhile the pier parking structure is crumbling, visitors flock to other places to do their seaside shopping that are not just a row of tacky souvenir shops and butt-old dining options, the most iconic structure that people associate with the city is the semi-abandoned power plant they can’t agree what to do with, and Redondo’s actual mall is a veritable ghost town.