DanaPointTimes reports from California the Dana Point Planning Commission approved a coastal development permit to allow siting of a 2,352 square foot modular home in Monarch Bay Terrace. Some 30 residents opposed the home, protesting it would lower property values and that it does not fit in with the other homes. Noting the design is reminiscent of a 1960s era dwelling and similar to other homes in the neighborhood, the architect said modular construction uses the same materials as site-built homes. Assistant City Attorney Jennifer Farrell said modular homes are treated the same as traditionally constructed homes under state law, and there are no additional conditions that can be added. MHProNews has learned the ruling in this town just south of Los Angeles can be appealed to the city council within fifteen days.
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