DANA POINT — The owners of the Dana Point Headlands, a 121-acre bluff-top parcel near Dana Point Harbor, have appealed a Superior Court judge's ruling that blocked a controversial $500-million resort development proposed for the site.
Dan T. Daniels, president of Newport Beach-based M.H. Sherman Co., one of two Headlands owners, is hoping to overturn Judge Marvin G. Weeks' April ruling that upheld a pair of voter-approved measures preventing the resort development. The two referendums--called Measure C and Measure D--were approved by voters last November.
"We disagree with the Superior Court ruling, and we are asking the [4th District] Court of Appeal to review that conclusion," Daniels said.
The decades-long controversy over development of the Headlands heated up in April, 1994, when the Dana Point City Council approved a plan that would have allowed a 400-room hotel and a maximum of 370 homes on the site.