At Tuesday's City Council meeting, the board voted 4 to 0, denying Rockledge neighbors' appeal on the development at 2425 S. Coast Hwy., a 7,692-square-foot home.
The neighbors appealed the project due to the size, historical significance of the current home, safety and public access. The council took the Design Review Board's recommendation to go forward with the project with two requirements.
The property owner and applicant, Mark Towfiq, must move the setback two feet to the south, which will increase the space between 2425 S. Coast Hwy. and its neighbor to 15 feet. He also has to use lighter colored concrete so the wall would be more appealing to neighbors. If he complies with both, he can retain his bluff-top deck, which was originally denied.