The City Council will get a different perspective this week on what it approved in June for the new Lifeguard Headquarters, public restrooms and sewer lift station on Main Beach.
Stakes will outline the footprint of a conceptual plan that is 50% larger than structures the city's general plan allows on the beach.
The proposal required a revision to the city's Local Coastal Program, which was granted this month by the California Coastal Commission. Commissioners accepted the city's premise that the project was worthy of special consideration because it provides the significant public benefit of beach and bluff restoration.
"The stunning thing is that the commission unanimously approved the amendment to the local coastal plan that allows us to build a project that exceeds the city's general plan limit of the 2,000 square-foot footprint," said Councilwoman Verna Rollinger, who attended the commission meeting to support the city's application. "When you go to the Coastal Commission with a project that needs special consideration, a unanimous vote is significant."