The owners of a Robin Hill Road property won the right Monday to build a home on their steeply sloped lot. The decision followed an eight-month contest with their neighbors over the city’s hillside ordinance.
Carlos and Monica Paredes’ project at 3950 Robin Hill was ultimately approved at 2,281 square feet, about 1,000 square feet smaller than the plan that had been given the Planning Commission’s approval in April.
Neighbors of the project maintained that according to the hillside ordinance, the house should be no more than 1,500 square feet in size because the Parades’ lot has a slope factor of more than 50%. Stopping short of approving that appeal in July, the council sent the property owners back to the drawing board to reduce the size of their house.
Still not satisfied with the project when the revision was presented in September, council members gave more specific guidance. They agreed unanimously this week that the final result met their approval.