February 11, 2013

California Coastal Commission's unconstitutional demands may make Marshall Tavern renovation impossible

By Jonathan Wood Attorney

Friday afternoon, the Marin Independent Journal ran a story on PLF clients Daniel Altman and Avid Atid’s challenge to the unconstitutional conditions that the California Coastal Commission put on their permit to redevelop their property.  The story quotes Daniel Altman on the effects of the conditions:

“The commission’s costly demands aren’t just unfair.  They will make our plans for renovating and reopening the Marshall Tavern financially impractical,” said property owner Daniel Altman.  “We might even have to sell the property.  This is a tragic development because we want to make a beautiful, vibrant addition to the area’s historic district, and the commission’s demands will make it impossible for us to do so.”

In case you missed it, my post on Friday explained the Commission’s unconstitutional demands in greater detail.  Also, be sure to check out our video on the case.

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