The Solana Beach City Council voted 4-1 for the plan Tuesdaynight on a master plan for the project. The council decided torebuild the lifeguard tower at its present site and agreed not toblock several roads as previously proposed.

The master plan is intended to refurbish the city-owned park andbeach that was approved in 1992 but never built. There is noconstruction schedule yet, but city officials said it wouldprobably take at least six months for the city to draw up moredetailed plans to submit to the Coastal Commission. Once approved,the project will begin in phases.

Earlier versions proposed blocking several roads near the coveto create a pedestrian-oriented plaza that would connect to thetrain station, linear park and downtown. The newly approved planwill keep all roads open.

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