The Coastal Commission is challenging the approval of a resort in Sand City. The Monterey Bay Shores Resort would be situated on 40 acres of dunes just south of Ford Ord State Beach. The commissioners are concerned the development could impact endangered bird populations, as well as cause dune erosion and flooding. Furthermore, commission staff have reported the site exceeds height limitations, blocks ocean views, and that the project is not in compliance with Sand City’s local coastal plan. No date has been set for the appeals hearing. The commission will meet again next month in Marina Del Rey.