Orange County Register: San Clemente ready to sue developer SunCal


There appears to be movement at the 248-acre Marblehead Coastal construction site after the city's elected leaders announced Tuesday they will sue the master developer to demand completion of promised parks, roads and other site improvements.

The site – along I-5 at the Avenida Vista Hermosa exit – has been quiet in recent weeks since the contractor building a bridge reportedly walked off the job. Work also halted on a park and other infrastructures. SunCal is caught in a nationwide housing slump that has made money tight.

"SunCal/Marblehead has basically stopped work on the subdivision improvements," City Attorney Jeff Oderman said Tuesday. He announced that the City Council had directed him to sue Marblehead Coastal's master developer – SunCal – to demand completion of promised infrastructures.