Southern California Real Estate and Neighborhoods

Small Lot Infill Project Faces Resistance in Costa Mesa

Small Lot Infill Project Faces Resistance in Costa Mesa

Neighbor resistance to a contemporary style small lot town home project has triggered to a review of its approval.

The project will tear down a 1-story SFR and built two 2 storyt hree-bedroom, 2 1/2-bathroom  ‘small lot’ town homes. Even though the project falls in an area approved for small lot development, the neighbors are concerned about the house sticking out, both stylistically and height-wise.

“For me, it just didn’t blend at all,” Commissioner Navarro Woods said at the time. “It sticks out like a sore thumb. If you look at all the other homes, even the duplexes, they’re all single-story duplexes … they’ve got that California cottage look to them.”

One has to wonder how Southern California’s suburban cities will be able to deal with the worsening housing crisis, if even modest projects in pre-approved development areas face opposition.

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