MONTEREY COUNTY ZONING

COASTAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN - TITLE 20

20.66 DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS

20.66.010 STANDARDS FOR RIDGELINE DEVELOPMENT.

A. Purpose: The purpose of this section is to provide standards for those projects which constitute ridgeline development.

B. Applicability: The provisions of this section are applicable to all proposed ridgeline development in the County of Monterey.

C. Ridgeline development shall require a Coastal Development Permit in each case.

D. A Coastal Development Permit for ridgeline development may be approved only if the following findings, based on substantial evidence, may be made:

1. The ridgeline development, as conditioned by permit, will not create a substantially adverse visual impact when viewed from a common public viewing area.

2. No alternative location exists on the subject site which would allow a reasonable development without the potential for ridgeline development.