Shea homes is moving ahead with its plan. Shea proposes 60 units on the site. The buildings are attractively designed, and are placed so to maximize views from units, and respond to the contours of the property. There was a regrettable change from last year’s site, which was less regular in its arrangement. However, in the geotechnical samplings, an underground condition was found that made that site plan unworkable. Many years ago, when the hill was blasted away to create an apron for the port, huge boulders were dropped atop the Bay mud, to provide stability. These boulders are too hard to drill through in order to secure the pilings that the previous plan required.
The positive consequence is that the density was actually reduced from 75 to 60 units.