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Pacifica Quarry: Squinting and Pointing with John Zentner

Wednesday Nov 11 2015

We trekked out to the quarry and spent an afternoon grilling Project Manager John Zentner on his developer Eenhorn's plans for the quarry, sticking cameras into culverts, squinting and seeing the likely future.

There will likely be three groups of apartment buildings (only Group 1 is shown).

Parcel is 88 acres, 20 of 36 acres of flat lands will be converted to wetlands for sale as credits using some of the 450,000 gallons of treated sewage each day Calera Creek Reclamation Center pours back into the ground (Zentner's numbers).

North Coast County Water District owns that water. Whether it's current treatment level is acceptable habitat for the federally endangered species Zentner has spotted on the property is a matter of debate.

All building will be on the "hills" rather than the "flats".
Five units of residential housing will be placed over the top on the ocean side of the hill's peak.

On visual inspection, the culvert in question appears to be CSP, galvanized, corrugated steel pipe in good condition on the interior, covered only at the Southern end with a small amount of dry standing sediment inside the pipe (culvert).

Zenter stated the long trenches being dug by excavator were done for soil samples and stated he would get back to us with the name of that process.

Quarry Developer to hold Info Session Weds Nov 11 4-5pm & Sat Nov 14 12-1pm

Thurs Nov 5 2015

"John Zentner, the Pacifica Quarry project manager...will be at the culvert job site on Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 4 to 5 p.m. and again on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 12 to 1 p.m. to answer questions about the culvert replacement and habitat restoration work... park at the Rockaway Beach lot and walk to the culvert
QUARRY: Weds Nov 11 4-5pm & Sat Nov 14 12-1pm

Coastal Comission Takes Quarry Waiver off Calendar

Wednesday Oct 21 2015

Nancy Cave of the California Coastal Commission confirms: "We do not believe a waiver is appropriate. We are intending to processs this as a regular coastal permit application"... "
Source: Pacifica Tribune October 21-27

Pacifica Quarry Waiver Status Clarification

Monday Oct 12 2014

We have received partial clarification on the Quarry waiver issue.

The applicant applied for permission to replace a collapsed culvert which would have been consistent with a waiver under a clear water ways goal, but not to replace or restore the road over the culvert.

Coastal Commission largely makes approval decisions based on the project, without regard to the applicant and/or any enforcement history of the applicant.
Nov 2000: Environmental Consultant pleads guilty to harming rare california red-legged frogs at housing development
Oct 2006: Army Corp of Engineers identifies Sonoma Marina’s Dredging Operations as Wetlands protected by Clean Water Act

Coastal Commission Postpones Pacifica Quarry Waiver Approval

Sudnay Oct 11 2015

At last week's Long Beach California Coastal Commission meeting, the initial Pacifica Quarry work was expected to be approved by a waiver.

The Coastal Commission did not issue the waiver and is now expected to hear the issue at more length at their November meeting in Half Moon Bay, which probably means no work on the Pacifica Quarry until then, at which time the Quarry could be placed under a completely new Land Coastal Pact.

Flashback 1994: Pacifica is 1994 Signee of Coastal Commission Land Coastal Pact, Quarry is not

Sunday Sept 6 2015

Interestingly both the Quarry Area and Shell Dance Nursery are classified as Area(s) of Deferred Certification (ADC), frequently used for annexed areas or areas not included on the original Land Coastal Pact.

The Coastal Commission holds absolute permit authority on these ADCs.
COASTAL COMMISSION: SUMMARY OF LCP PROGRAM ACTIVITY IN FY 13-14

Eenhorn is coming... to the Pacifica Quarry

Monday Sept 14 2015

G'day Paul Heule of Eenhorn!...

Pacifica Quarry: Squinting and Pointing with John Zentner

Wednesday Nov 11 2015

We trekked out to the quarry and spent an hour grilling Project Manager John Zentner on his developer Eenhorn's plans for the quarry, sticking cameras into culverts, squinting and seeing the likely future.

There will likely be three groups of apartment buildings (only Group 1 is shown).

Parcel is 88 acres, 20 of 36 acres of flat lands will be converted to wetlands for sale as credits.

All building will be on the hills.
Five units of residential housing on the ocean side of the hill's peak.