Sand City “Eco” Resort


Chapter: Monterey
State: CA
Country: USA
Theme: Coastal Preservation
Launch Date: September 01 2008
Status: Active

The Monterey Bay Shores Resort is a mixed use development proposed to be located on the west side of Highway 1 in the sand dunes, almost directly east of Seaside High (across the Hwy). The project is actually a resurrected project from the late ‘90s. In its former life, it was a 495 unit hotel/condo/residential development. It was denied by the Coastal Commission in 2000, and was subsequently revised to a somewhat smaller project and denied a permit again in December 2009. The decision stands pending a lawsuit by the developer. The latest version of the proposed project consists of 341 hotel/condo/residential units and is to be built “into the dunes” by removing hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of sand from the dunes. There are a number of additional issues including but not limited to lack of water to supply the project, development of environmentally sensitive habitat area, setback and erosion issues, and traffic.