Marin County supervisors green-light new Stinson Beach home
The Marin County Board of Supervisors has denied efforts to block a proposed house on the last vacant beachfront property in Stinson Beach. … The owners of the 15,200-square-foot property, which has been in their family for almost 90 years, hope to build the vacation home on the site of a cottage that burned down in the 1980s. But in the intervening decades, concerns about environmentally sensitive habitat and sea level rise have made development more difficult. … Impacts of flooding from a nearby creek during a 100-year storm, as well as from sea level rise, would be “less than significant” because of the site elevation, Taplin said at the meeting. He also said that inspections two weeks after January’s destructive winter storms showed no damage to the parcel, while nearby areas were severely impacted.