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Building Ordinance Adopted

Coronado city officials have adopted an ordinance that prevents property owners from buying and demolishing small homes and then building "monster houses" that critics say erode the city's character.

The City Council approved a first reading of the ordinance June 7 and voted 4-0 Tuesday to approve a second reading of the ordinance, a requirement of the adoption process. Councilwoman Carrie Downey was absent.

The ordinance, which takes effect 30 days after Tuesday's vote, changes zoning regulations to require property owners to limit the size of new homes and consider proximity to neighbors when building.

Some homeowners are hoping to get their building permits in before the cutoff date. Mayor Tom Smisek said the city has seen a nearly 400 percent increase in the number of permits from the same time last year.

2005 - Volume 36, Issue 3

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