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General stories about the overall Carmel Valley, San Diego Community

CV Planning Board split, No recommendation - Jan 2016

Submitted by ken on Thu, 01/14/2016 - 15:00

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board (CVCPB) voted on the One Paseo project at the January 2016 special meeting. The result was split, with 5 FOR the project and 5 AGAINST the project. One Paseo will now move forward to the Planning Commission and the City Council without a formal recommendation from the community, but those groups will likely understand that the project is still contentious within the community. The Planning Commission hearing will likely be in late February or early March.

Additional information can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site, or on the City's Carmel Valley community planning page.

One Paseo Workshop, Submit Comments Online

Submitted by ken on Mon, 08/24/2015 - 17:28

The One Paseo August 19th Workshop information is now available online, as a Virtual Workshop (click here.) You can read through the information and submit your comments now through September 2, 2015. So, if you didn't make the meeting, here is your chance.

The online information includes a video of the presentation on the main page, a copy of the presentation (click here) that was given, and a copy of the station boards that were presented at the meeting.

The station boards (click here) include three different conceptual plans, all of which are very similar at first glance. The Planning Board would like your input on these plans, and would like to hear what you like (or don't like!) about them. Of course, if you have better ideas about how the project should be organized, please let the board know via drawings or written descriptions.

Design Option A includes a more private, enclosed residential area, a shopping center with two parking lots (on Del Mar Heights and on El Camino Real), and office buildings oriented with more space toward El Camino Real. Options B and C use a different residential layout, that is more open to the public and less linear along the street fronts. Options B and C also angle the office buildings "down in the middle", the opposite of Option A. This gives more public space in the middle of the project, but moves the offices closer to the street. Finally, Option B has a larger store in the retail section, along Del Mar Heights. This might be a market or some other large tennant. Options B and C have a single parking structure along Del Mar Heights, which is mostly underground (the top of the structure is even with the retail stores.) Option A has retail parking in multiple surface lots, with some underground parking beneath the retail.

Some of the plans have retail areas that cross into the office section or into the residential section. However, none of the designs include residential in the main retail area, nor do they include retail in the offices.

Remember, submit your comments before September 2, 2015!

CV Planning Board's One Paseo Workshop

Submitted by ken on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 17:22

A special meeting of the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar located at 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130 for a board and community workshop and discussion of One Paseo, a mixed-use project planned on the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real.

NOTE: Hotel parking will be validated for the meeting attendees.

This is your opportunity to comment on a number of conceptual project layouts before the final arrangement is determined. If you attend this meeting, you will see a number of more specific plans AND have the opportunity to comment on the details, telling Kilroy what you like and dislike about each plan. The final project will be influenced by this community input, so here’s your chance to be heard!

Many people assume that the project has already been finalized through some combination of a lawsuit settlement and a small group of citizens currently working with Kilroy to provide community input. This is not the case. The work so far has been to organize the issues, leading to a number of options that may be acceptable to the community.

One Paseo Community Workshop, Monday, July 13, 2015

Submitted by ken on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 13:46

There will be a One Paseo Community Workshop on July 13, 2015 at the Marriott Del Mar on El Camino Real. Here is your chance to express your concerns and desires about a redesigned One Paseo project. Visit the workshop any time between 4:00 and 7:00 pm to review information, talk with the project team and provide feedback.

The official flier (link here) reads: "Please join us at the One Paseo Community Workshop to have direct Q&A in small group and one-on-one settings with members of the Project Team in the areas of: traffic, community character, off-site improvements and more. Your input is important to us. Visit the workshop any time to review information, talk with the project team, participate in several interactive workstations, and provide feedback."

Again, the event is on Monday, July 13, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Marriott Del Mar (11966 El Camino Real.) It is more of an open house, so arrive any time and stay as long as you want. There will be TWO organized presentations, at 4:30 pm AND 6:30 pm (same information at both presentations, your choice of time.) Parking will be validated. Questions? EMail Talk@OnePaseo.com.

One Paseo City Council Hearing, Monday, May 18, 2015

Submitted by ken on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 16:51

The Protect San Diego's Neighborhoods coalition is looking for you to attend the One Paseo Hearing, where the City Council will determine if they overturn their previous approval of the One Paseo development, or if they send the issue to the voters. For Carmel Valley, it would be best if the project was overturned right now, rather than having to wait another year for a decision.
The hearing is being held on Monday, May 18 at 1 p.m. at Golden Hall, located at 202 C Street in Downtown San Diego (adjacent to the City Administration Building). The Coalition says, "Help us defeat THIS One Paseo once and for all by attending the hearing and wearing red (including your No on One Paseo t-shirt and button)!"
 

Solana Ranch Park Grand Opening, March 27, 2015

Submitted by ken on Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:11

The new Solana Ranch Park will hold a grand opening ceremony on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm. Join Council President Lightner in this ribbon cutting ceremony at this great new park. Of course, after visiting the new park, you can run across the street to the new PHR Village center to enjoy a Starbucks coffee and shop at the Trader Joe's (which also opens on Friday, March 27!) It'll be a banner day for the Pacific Highlands Ranch community.

Solana Ranch Park is nestled between Gonzales Canyon and the Solana Ranch Elementary School in the community of Pacific Highlands Ranch. The design for Solana Ranch Park creates a destination for the residents of Pacific Highlands Ranch and embraces the walkable nature of the community. A turf amphitheater offers a flexible space for community events, a half basketball court and children’s play area provide opportunities for play, and interpretive panels tell a story of the park’s connection to nature, the surrounding community and the region’s history.

NOTE: The Solana Ranch Park is located next to the new Solana Ranch Elementary School, 13605 Pacific Highlands Ranch Parkway San Diego, CA 92130.

Carmel Valley Community Park 15th Anniversary

Submitted by ken on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:30

UPDATE: Really October 26! Join the Carmel Valley Recreation Council in a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Carmel Valley Community Park! The event is on Sunday, October 15, 2014 OCTOBER 26, 2014 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. Enjoy an afternoon of music, inflatable jumpers, face painters, arts & crafts and more. The band "Atomic Groove" will perform at 2:00 PM. Please join us for this fun community celebration! The park is located at 3777 Townsgate Drive. For additional information, call the park staff at 858-552-1616 or view the 15th Anniversary Celebration Flier.

Peñasquitos Canyon Electric Transmission Line Expansion

Submitted by ken on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 14:11

Laura Copic, our Neighborhood 10 representative on the Carmel Valley Planning Board, has asked me to post the following announcement. She would like community members to be aware of and be able to attend the public scoping meetings so that they can provide their input. For more information, please read the attached Sycamore-Peñasquitos Canyon Fact Sheet (PDF), or visit the Sycamore-Peñasquitos Canyon Project Web Site.

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has filed an application to construct the Sycamore-Peñasquitos 230-kV Transmission Line Project (Proposed Project) with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The Proposed Project is located in your community. The CPUC is currently reviewing SDG&E’s application, and Panorama Environmental, Inc. (Panorama) is a CPUC contractor assisting with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance. An overview fact sheet of the Proposed Project area is attached for your reference. Additional project information can be found at the CPUC Web page for the Sycamore-Peñasquitos Canyon Project:

http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/Environment/info/panoramaenv/Sycamore_Penasquitos/index.html.

The public scoping period will begin on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, and will end on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The CPUC welcomes comments on potential environmental issues and potential alternatives to the Proposed Project during the scoping period. Information about the methods for submitting comments is included in the attached fact sheet. Comments gathered during the scoping period will help inform the development of the Environmental Impact Report.

The CPUC will also conduct three public scoping meetings at the DoubleTree Golf Resort (14455 Peñasquitos Drive in San Diego) on the following dates, and your attendance is welcome at any of them:

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
Open house session: 6:30 p.m.
Brief presentation: 7:15 p.m.
Verbal comments starting at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
Open house session: 2 p.m.
Brief presentation: 2:45 p.m.
Verbal comments starting at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
Open house session: 6:30 p.m.
Brief presentation: 7:15 p.m.
Verbal comments starting at 7:30 p.m.