No appeal filed on Goney Sandhu house

13 Sep

According to city staffers, no appeal was filed by the Gearharts, Gus Morrision, Tri-city ecology, or any other group to reconsider the planning commission decision approving the 10,000 square foot mansion. The Fremont planning commission did a good job vetting the issues. It remains to be seen whether Goney Sandhu will build his palace after all the money and time he’s spent.


2 Responses to “No appeal filed on Goney Sandhu house”

  1. Jessica September 13, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    The planning commission did not do a great job. It appears the road needed to be built will run for at least 200 feet across a 30% slope in violation of the Hill Protection Ordinance. The planning commission bought the flawed reasoning that building the monstrosity down the hill would be closer to riparian habitat and that was worse than the 30% slope problem. There are locations that would not run afoul of either proximity to riparian habitat or the 30% grade issue. Especially if one were to consider building a human scaled house instead of a monstrous mansion. This is just the first step. Once this is approved there will be a rush of applications to build more hideous monstrosities on the hills.

  2. DavidB September 13, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    I think they made a good decision. Would you rather they approve your plan which would require death of biological life and animal species? If the planning commission didn’t approve it after Sandhu made every concession, the city would have been sued. Getting approval takes a very long time, so I don’t think any will come forward.

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