Story poles not needed for Pacific Grove hotel project
Ms. Cohen is making exaggerated arguments in her Nov. 28 letter calling for story poles for the ATC development in Pacific Grove. Story poles are not required for the ATC project, as determined by our very capable city staff. ATC engineers and architects have provided excellent renderings of the project, allowing intelligent assessment of the visual impact of the project. More importantly, the ATC project requires not a single variance, meaning the development fits within the envelope of permissible and acceptable development as defined by established ordinance. The ATC redevelopment of this space is a beautifully conceived and designed reuse of what has been an eyesore for more than 50 years. Let it go forward.