Decision on the expansion of the Romney property in La Jolla could be made Friday

Decision on the expansion of the Romney property in La Jolla could be made Friday

LA JOLLA, Calif. – The state Coastal Commission will consider at a meeting in Mission Valley Friday a former neighbor’s attempt to stop former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney from demolishing his 3,100-square-foot oceanfront home in La Jolla to build an 11,000-square-foot mansion.

The San Diego Planning Commission’s approval of the former Republican presidential candidate’s planned redevelopment in June is being appealed to the state Coastal Commission by architect Anthony Ciani, who built and owned a home that sits kitty-corner to Romney’s property.

Because Romney’s property fronts the ocean, the Coastal Commission has the ultimate say on what can and cannot be built there. Coastal Commission staffers have recommended denying the appeal.

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