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Taiebeh, Home Buyer in Springfield, IL

I am interested in this property on 1048 Pacific St, Santa Monica CA, and am wondering if we could build a four story building in place of it?

Asked by Taiebeh, Springfield, IL Tue Aug 23, 2011

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Albert Goldberg’s answer

Try this on for size.

I have a tear down house on two beach lots 2 +/- blocks to the sea.

I can if you want get you the house next door on a 3rd beach lot, and if you like the 3 story huge house on the 4th lot and a two story residence on the 5th & 6th lot possibly also two commercial retail lots for a mixed use development.

How many would you like? If you buy all of them cash, credit, or check I will gift wrap them.

I am as serious as a heart attack about this. Some have over $70K of planning, soils and engineering work and reports.

As for your question Realtors aren't really the ones to ask if you can build a four story building on a lot in the City of Santa Monica or anywhere. I can recommend several architects who deal with the City on a day to day basis. Also I would recommend a land planning attorney or land planning consulting.

While I have studied a little Landscape Architecture, I am not qualified to say yes or no as I and most Realtors do not deal daily with the planning and permitting counters of the various cities and counties in the US.

Call or e-mail me, I am about to do a post card mailer in that area of Santa Monica and might find you something by accident other than my property or anything else you have seen so far my friend.


Al Goldberg Broker
30+ years Broker
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 23, 2012
You should contact the City "Building and Safety Department", they can give you a better idea if this is possible for this property.

Have a great day,
Heather Paul, Realtor
Coldwell Banker
"Your Local Santa Monica Real Estate Expert"
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 23, 2012
Dear Taibeh,
Call a local Realtor to get accurate information about specific property.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 24, 2011
The best thing is to contact the building and safety department of Santa Monica with the address and they will be able to guide you. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 23, 2011
Do you mean two units on the same level, or two stories?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 23, 2011
Dear Taiebeh,

Due to the size of the lot, you can only buid 2 units.

Stacey Valnes
310 390 6280
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 23, 2011
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