There is a requirement in the Coastal Zone that any development be set  back 300’ from any State Park. There was an already-graded flat pad on the  property that was obviously where any  future development was meant to be  placed.  When the pad was originally graded, the adjacent park was a  County Park so they didn’t have the  300’ setback requirement.  “Oddly enough, this worked out well  for my client.  There isn’t much of an  ocean view from the already graded  flat pad.  We ended up placing the  house on the adjacent slope, which  happened to be exactly 300’ away  from the State Park.  This slight  elevation difference yielded a  magnificent view.” “It also enabled us to separate  private and public spaces as they  ascend the slope.”  The flat pad became the fire  department turnaround.