Jeff Smith 12:18 p.m., May 20
Copley land still for sale
Copley Press developing land adjoining late Helen Copley's estate
The La Jolla Light reported this week that Copley Press, what's left of the old publishing empire, is still trying to develop the acreage next to the Fox Hill (also called Foxhill) estate of the late Helen Copley. According to the Light, new plans were placed before the La Jolla Development Permit Review Committee on Nov. 20, less than two hours before David Copley crashed his car. He later died of an apparent heart attack. The 25-acre plot was listed several years ago at $22 million, but did not sell. Now much of the land has been designated as open space, and only 6.3 acres can be developed. "The development would include two or three estate-size homes, the largest of which could be 25,000 square feet," says the Light. Neighbors are still uneasy, concerned about their views, but they are being appeased, according to the Light story.
On Nov. 4, Foxhill Properties LLC filed with the secretary of state with David Copley as its head.