New housing to account for sea level rise

A new development at Monarch Bay in San Leandro is taking into account significant sea level rise in the coming decades. Cal-Coast, based out of Los Angeles, will submit an application to San Leandro calling for 485 homes, a 220-room Hyatt Hotel, two restaurants and a 25-acre park on a 52-acre plot of land near the waterfront.

When the project first came to light in 2012, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) raised concerns over a possible 65 inch sea level rise over the years.

Cal-Coast amended their proposal, pushing the homes more than 100 feet from the shoreline, and thus, out of the jurisdiction of the BCDC but still plan to elevate the homes,

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