San Clemente Times: Promises Broken The development at Marblehead Coastal is on hold as SunCal faces legal and economic challenges


Construction vehicles sit silently as
grass sprouts up on the dirt mounds
and graded building pads at Marblehead
Coastal. A bridge spanning one of the
canyons is unfinished, while a fence blocks
the project’s Avenida Pico entry. Custom lots
with panoramic ocean views are home only
to rabbits, feeding a sense of abandonment
that shrouds the property. The buzz created
by plans for a movie theater, bustling retail
center and sports fields have been replaced by
the quiet Pacific breeze. It’s been more than a
month since work of any kind has taken place
on the piece of land that promised so much for
future residents—and all of San Clemente.