Bud Emerson | Klish Way
Plans for a reduced One Paseo were submitted October 19 to San Diego’s Development Services Department for review and include the following changes: a 50% reduction in office and retail space that cuts the originally projected traffic by 43%, a Civic Plaza that can be cordoned off for community events such as a Farmer’s Market, an
east-west running shuttle from Torrey Pines High School to Mango Drive in Del Mar Heights and also loops to the Solana Beach train station, two off leash dog parks and 6o affordable housing units. A successful citywide referendum and two lawsuits filed by local groups caused the San Diego City Council to reverse its Feb. 23 approval of a larger project in favor of working with the community to reduce traffic and visual impacts. Details of that process are at www.onepaseo.com. Carmel Valley Planning Board, San Diego Planning Commission and San Diego City Council final review is targeted for this winter with Kilroy Realty hoping to break ground in 2016.
Council Member Dwight Worden is compiling an inventory of spaces in town that are open to public use by right. His newsletter (see link) identifies the community meeting room in the hotel L’Auberge available for free public use 12 times a year according to the hotel’s Specific Plan approved by voters in 1989.
A new schedule is in place to provide an additional opportunity for the project architect to refine the design, based on recent community feedback. The architects are scheduled to present their revised design at the November 2, 2015 City Council meeting. If the City Council concurs with the revised design proposal, the project will continue with its entitlement process, including a Citizen’s Participation Program (CPP) meeting and Design Review Board hearing.
Please make note of the updated project schedule:
• November 2, 2015: City Council review of project design
• November 19, 2015: Citizens Participation Program (CPP) meeting (tentatively scheduled for 6:30 p.m.)
• December 16, 2015: Design Review Board Hearing to consider project design
• January 4, 2016: City Council Project Entitlement Hearing and Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report
Construction will begin in November on the 2015 Paving Project. The work consists of asphalt and concrete surface repairs on residential streets and alleys throughout the City of Del Mar. Staff distributed letters to affected residents. The project’s specific work locations with an updated project schedule and corresponding traffic detour diagrams are posted on the Sandpiper’s website: www.delmarsandpiper.org. Please contact Del Mar Public Works at 858-755-3294 with any questions.