The land is now owned by Robert and Delores Lugliani of 900 Via Panorama, who obtained the property as part of a deal with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District and the Palos Verdes Homes Association.
In exchange for the parkland, the Luglianis donated $1.5 million to the school district. The deal ended a lawsuit that the homeowners association filed against PVPUSD over "over whether the district should be able to sell a piece of open-space land (near Palos Verdes High School) to housing developers," according to reporter Rob Kuznia.
Neighbors are unhappy with the potential rezoning of the land now owned by the Luglianis. The neighbors allege that the family has built a large retaining wall and a sports field on the property, violating current zoning. Last month, the Palos Verdes Estates Planning Commission recommended the city council deny the zoning change, according to the Breeze.
Also on the night's agenda are approval of special events applications for the Palos Verdes Art Center's Homes Tour Extraordinaire, the Lunada Bay Homeowners Association's Earth Day event and the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure cycling event, all scheduled for April. The council will also consider an application to remove a tree from a parkway adjacent to 452 Via Almar.
The Palos Verdes Estates City Council meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Palos Verdes Estates City Hall, located at 340 Palos Verdes Drive West.
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