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.

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And the largest will be "only" 25,000 square feet? Positively dinky by present-day La Jolla view property standards! This can proceed even with the passing of David Copley, and may get less scrutiny than it would have had if he were still alive. What happened to Foxhill? Did David still own it? And what of his place, now that he is no longer around to live in it? Sure a bunch of prime property in La Jolla that was controlled by Helen and David.

Visduh: You are asking excellent questions that we are trying to get answered. David was refurbishing Foxhill when he died. Foxhole, his La Jolla digs, remained his permanent residence. Foxhill was just to be used for entertaining. Much depends on who gets David's assets. He had a very close friend, who gave him medical assistance around the clock after the heart transplant, who was mentioned often in society columns. Does he get the assets? Others? Institutions? You can bet this is being followed closely. Best, Don Bauder

He had a very close friend, who gave him medical assistance around the clock after the heart transplant, who was mentioned often in society columns. Does he get the assets?

Why not.....I think they were more than firends.

SurfPup: As I said, this will be sorted out at some point. Best, Don Bauder

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