Frustrated supporters of the Big Wave project vowed to keep moving forward Tuesday, in spite of a decision by county supervisors to reject a proposed amendment to the midcoast Local Coastal Program that would have expedited construction.
Supervisors said they were not comfortable allowing an exception in the LCP for one project; while they support the plan, they said they wanted to see it take the normal Planning Commission channels.
“I’m pretty disappointed,” property owner and project developer Jeff Peck said.
Supporters of the residential and commercial development asked supervisors for changes to the LCP that would give priority water rights to residential and commercial portions of the project. Acknowledging the setback, Peck said he is confident the project will still happen.
Funding for Big Wave, located across from Half Moon Bay Airport, is dependent on securing water rights for the offices as well as the residences, Peck said. The plan includes 36 condos and apartments, as well as a community center with a commercial kitchen and a home movie theater, basketball court and gardens for the disabled.