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-THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 1993 7 Fort Bragg's Glass Beach housing development ahead of schedule Ru LI file A By CHRIS CALDER for Journal Underground streetwork on Fort Bragg's Glass Beach construction project is ahead of schedule, with electrical conduit and sewer pipes in and street paving to begin soon. But the real test for whether Fort Bragg's largest-ever development turns out as planned will come next year, when 55 home lots, plus a three-acre stretch of apartment and condominium complexes, go on the market. Developer Mario Affinito told a Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting last week that the rate at which he can sell houses will determine the ultimate shape of the commercial-residential complex. If the weather holds, $2 million in city- funded street and utility installation should be finished in the next few months.
Affinito said he's counting on being at least halfway done at Glass Beach a year from now, when he wants to start work on his next project, a resort hotel at the north end of the Noyo Bridge. Currently, he said, four of the Glass Beach home lots are spoken for, contractors are submitting bids to build houses, work on the lumberyard to be located on Elm Street is proceeding and the Planning Commission recently approved plans for a Denny's and retail strip at the comer of Main and Elm. But Affinito cautioned that the project will proceed as the local economy and real estate market allow. The developer said he would like to build the houses himself, and has had a local architect do three floor plans of between 1,350 and 1,670 square feet. If things go as planned, he would avoid selling bare lots "we aren't selling land for other people to speculate on," he said and build street by street with a uniform design.
"I don't want to see a half-done neighborhood, with a house here and a house there," he said. Affinito added: "of course, everything changes. You can't say never. Sometimes all people want to buy is dirt (a bare lot). But our objective right now is to build a neighborhood." Of the 55 houses available, Affinito guessed he would sell around 20 to local families.
The rest he expects will be bought by people who are either moving to Fort Bragg or buying a second home. The current layout at Glass Beach includes condominiums at the northern end to the Pudding Creek trestle. The trestle itself would be open to pedestrians and bikes, according to an unfinished plan by the Coastal Coaservancy. The mid-portion of the land is already divided into 55 lots for single family homes. Building those houses and selling them will be the focus of his efforts over the next year, Affinito said.
The project's south edge along Elm Street will be dominated by the Holmes Lumberyard, whose owners plan to relocate from their current spot on south Highway 1. On the southeast comer, at the intersection of Main and Elm, plans are moving forward for a Denny's restaurant and a set of shops. Along the western edge, with their backs toward Highway 1, several dozen units of apartments arc planned. A portion of the apartments is being sold to the Community Development Commission, which will build subsidized units for families on lower incomes, The next project Affinito has planned, he said, is a 40-unit resort hotel at the north end of me Noyo bridge, west of the highway, where the Ship's Wheel is now. Asked what made it a resort rather than a hotel, Affinito quipped, "resorts cost more." The rooms, he said, would be equipped with balconies, "mini-bars" and ocean views.
POLITICAL BRIEFS Stan Statham visits Assemblyman Stan Statham will be the guest of the Ukiah Area Republican Women at 7 p.m. Friday in the Todd Grove Room of the Municipal Golf Course. Statham, who is seeking the position of lieutenant governor, has been the chief mover of splitting the state into three states. County GOP meets The Mendocino County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct.
28, at 1165 S. Dora Ukiah. All registered Republicans are welcome to attend. For information, telephone 459-9290. Updates on the upcoming Northwest Area conference, the quarterly program meeting scheduled for spring and other conferences will be discussed as well as continued fund-raising and registration campaigns.
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