Bud Emerson | Klish Way
Construction of “granny flats” has been approved by the City Council. The Second Dwelling Unit (SDU) ordinance was passed by the Council as recommended by the HEAC and the Planning Commission with only minor changes made through City Attorney’s review. There is no requirement for a deed restriction or that the unit be rented. An SDU will be limited to 550 sq. ft. maximum with no FAR exemption. SDUs must be designed to qualify as a dwelling unit (for our overall housing unit count). Some units are exempt from Design Review. The Ordinance will be reviewed for effectiveness and possible modification at three years or eight units, whichever comes first.
New procedures for use of a video camera by our Ranger are being reviewed by staff and the City Attorney. It is likely that the camera will be back in service in the near future
The City of Del Mar held a public workshop on October 23 on a sidewalk and intersection construction project along Jimmy Durante Boulevard and Camino del Mar, between San Dieguito Drive and the Del Mar Plaza. The project’s intent is for all work to occur in the publicly owned right-of-way to improve public right of way and moderate vehicular traffic. The project plan calls for a new sidewalk from the Plaza to the bridge, a new roundabout at San Dieguito Drive, bicycle lanes, and replacement of municipal water lines. A small group of citizens participated with some nearby residents heatedly objecting to the roundabout and others expressing approval. Workshop feedback will be heard by the City Council in November.