An Arroyo Chico family's plans for an addition to their home were shot down at the Aug. 31 council meeting.
The City Council overturned a Design Review approval of a remodel in favor of the Blue Line alternative, for which no plan was submitted either to the board or the council. The board was directed to consider a concept the neighbors supported but the board had rejected in favor of what was dubbed the called the Pink Line Plan. Both the plan and the alternative were named for the color of stakes to indicate heights of the proposals. An approved landscape plan was also questioned by the council.
"This is a very contentious project," said Liane Schuller, city zoning administrator. "It was acrimonious throughout three hearings."
Ellen and Stephen Milner want to enlarge their home at 426 Arroyo Chico.
"I do not believe anyone in Laguna should ever be put through what we have been put through," Ellen Milner said.