In Brief

Rental Assistance Retraction

In a reversal of its previous decision to terminate housing subsidies for four low income families, the City Council approved a compromise funding and service agreement with Del Mar Community Connections for management of the Rental Assistance Program. DMCC will assume all responsibility for administering the program, with the City paying a minimum of 50% of the costs. The City’s annual contribution will be based on actual expenses, as well as the amount of Housing In-Lieu revenues the City receives. The agreement will take effect July 1 and continue for the four current participants until the program terminates due to attrition. No new participants will be accepted moving forward.

Whats Up with Watermark?

The Watermark housing project on Jimmy Durante is under appeal with the Coastal Commission. Staff expects to schedule it for review in Fall 2023.

941 Soon

The 941 voter-approved, mixed use project on the corner of 10th and CDM, including two affordable housing units, is still under review for a building permit with issuance expected by Fall 2023.

Short Term Rentals

A consultant review of short term rental operations in Del Mar in the time frame of January through April 2023 is scheduled for presentation to the City Council on July 10. Council will be asked to give direction at that time for next steps.

Housing Final Finally

The Del Mar Housing Element due in 2021 received final compliance approval by the State Housing and Community Development Department on June 1.

Yes, We Have No Bananas

Yes, we have no Bananas (Republic) but we may, in time, have a market that will sell real ones on the Plaza’s street level. Photo Julie Maxey-Allison.