02/08/2013 10:44 am ET Updated Apr 10, 2013

Venice Zip Line Approved - Venice-Mar Vista, CA Patch

A zip line will zoom visitors and residents high above Venice Beach this summer, as the project cleared its final bureaucratic hurdle on Thursday.

After months of public debate and planning, the California Coastal Commission on Thursday voted 7-4 in favor of a 3-month temporary installation of two towers at the Venice Beach Recreation Center. The coastal permit will expire at the end of the pilot program - June, July and August - and cannot be renewed. Organizers will need to remove the structure and then apply for a separate permit if enough community support exists to keep the attraction as a permanent fixture in Venice.