The legendary Frog House in west Newport Beach could close due to a zoning regulation that dates back to the 1970s.
The Frog House
opened in 1962 right where it is now, but in the 1970s, the land was re-zoned for residential only. The Frog House is one of four structures that has apparently operated outside zoning laws ever since.
The Los Angeles Times has the crazy tale.
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Another law, this one passed in 2008, called on the city to take action against these "nonconforming" properties, which were also offered the option of pursuing permits that might allow them to stay put.
However, a city official tells the Times that no one was required to tell the Frog House management about any of this.
The same official adds that the Frog House can seek a temporary extension from a city hearing officer or ask the City Council to amend the zoning.
Sounds like some surfers better start hanging tens at City Hall.