For the third time this year, another Coast Highway 101 building in Encinitas’ downtown is scheduled for demolition.
Encinitas Smog, at 682 South Coast Highway, has lost its long-term lease, says owner Alex Stanton. He expects to be out of business by next June if the property owner’s plans get approved.
The other two buildings — the former Villa Mar Motel at the corner of Coast Hwy. and West I Street, already demolished, along with the former Coast Furniture building at 850 South Coast Hwy. — will bring new mixed-use commercial/residential. None of the buildings were considered so historic that they were worth fighting to save.
The planned two-story, 30-foot-high structures will help push the changing face of downtown's ten-block length.
Friday, November 6, 2015
Encinitas Smog bites the dust
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