An architect who threatened legal action against Mitt and Ann Romney has decided to drop his case, the U-T San Diego is reporting.
Architect Tony Ciani, whose office is based in Pacific Grove, Calif., is quoted in the U-T as saying the case was winnable but was an expensive, “uphill battle.”
In October, the state Coastal Commission cleared the way for the Romneys to demolish their 3,100-square-foot oceanfront home in La Jolla and build an 11,000-square-foot mansion, despite Ciani’s attempt to stop it.
Ciani was once a neighbor to the Romney residence located on Dunemere Drive.
Because the Romney property fronts the ocean, the Coastal Commission had the ultimate say on what can and cannot be built there.
Through a representative, the Romneys are promising the project will not restrict public access and recreational use of beach that abuts their home, the U-T reported.