The AERIE condominium project on Carnation Avenue could break ground within the next 90 days, owner Richard Julian said in a recent interview.
“We’ve been finishing up all our final working drawings and construction plans,” Julian said. “In the meantime, it’s given us the chance to make sure the plans are really, really perfect. We don’t want any changes once we start. I want to start and blast through construction.”
The AERIE condominium development received Coastal Commission approval in June 2011 after nearly three years of hearings and debates at the state and local level. In April 2010, the Commission rejected the project, but AERIE was reduced in size by one unit with a 17 percent reduction in square feet and a 61 percent reduction in bluff excavation. The project will be 51,124 square feet and involve excavation of 9,810 cubic yards of coastal bluff.
…The condos will replace a 14-unit building, about 50 years old, that has been called an eyesore.
Read the whole article by Corona del Mar Today here: “AERIE Project Could Break Ground This Fall, Owner Says“