Building activity i close to a radical happening in the loose, and easy, OB comunity. Even mid-height shops catch the eye. Not like a piece of quartz lying on the beach. But, like something the wind blew in.
Locals have a "coastal Viillage" to look forward to now that the City Council unanimously approved the updated Ocean Beach Community Plan. A community large mixed-use retail hop and aprtment buildings will fit in, near Froude Street and Orchard Avenue. The late July approval will change the way it is in OB.
"Obecians are passionate and protective of their community, and I am pleased the Council approved a plan that Ocean Beach wanted,” said Councilmember Harris after the approval.
Walks down to the beach taken during the childhood years living on Saratoga Avenue, just west of Froude Street, during the 1970s, stayed slow, and simple. Just a few blocks meant easy open road. No cars to walk around at the street corners.
Tall apartments will not show up in south OB without more traffic coming in. Plans to widen roads will not thin out the contests over who yields at the corner that have broken up leisurely days with a traffic accident. Locals walking down to the beach. Or, drivers passing through. Looking both ways will take up time.
Upping the traffic Sunset Cliffs Boulevard handles will make OB locals give up a lot of the easygoing in life. New red lights will just hold up heavier usual traffic.
Did the OB Town Council leave locals favorite spots to enjoy the sunny weather out of the village plans? “Ocean Beach is united in our collective support of the Ocean Beach Community Plan. In addition to all OB community groups, thousands of citizens, businesses, community advocates, residents, and supporters of Ocean Beach signed the petition in support of the OB Community Plan to defend our small scale community character,” said Gretchen Newsom, President of the Ocean Beach Town Council. Slow beach crowd strips turn ibnto tiring places to get tied up when busy.
A community paln update did not come too soon in OB near forty years after the last update in 1975. OB needs a new library, and, a new fire station. It comes too big for the mellow esccape by the sea. Lining up friendly, and settled, beach house fronts would have worked. Just the way it has.
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