U2 guitarist The Edge Malibu mansion bid rejected

By on Jun 17, 2011 in Lifestyle, United States Comments

U2’s guitarist “The Edge” bid for the Malibu mansion was rejected on Thursday, June 16, 2011 by the the California Coastal Commission.



U2 guitarist The Edge
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According to Los Angeles Times on Friday, an 8-4 vote by the said commission was made and has rejected the plan of U2′s “The Edge” or David Evans in real life, who was not present during the meeting.

“In 38 years of this commission’s existence, this is one of the three worst projects that I’ve seen in terms of environmental devastation,” Peter Douglas, the agency’s executive director was quoted as saying, after the vote.

“It’s a contradiction in terms — you can’t be serious about being an environmentalist and pick this location” given the effects on habitat, land formation, scenic views and water quality.” Douglas added.

On the other hand, Evans‘ spokeswoman Fiona Hutton told reports they are thinking of other options to win the bid and a “lawsuit” could be one of them.

Apparently, the U2 guitarist was said to have requesting to build five environmental-friendly mansions in the area since 2006 but have been denied.twice, citing that it would scar the ridgeline in the hills above Malibu.

Nevertheless, Evans reportedly planned a 12,785-square-foot contemporary house called “Leaves in the Wind“, with the four other houses to be designed to meet the highest environmental standards.



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