So, SDG&E has proposed expanding the electric transmission lines through Carmel Valley. The Final Environmental Report (FEIR) is available review and download on the project website: 2016 Penasquitos Transmission FEIR. The proposed route would run down the eastern edge of Pacific Highlands Ranch to Pensquitos Canyon, and then westward to the Torrey Hills electric substation. There is a proposed route that runs down Carmel Mountain Road to East Ocean Air Drive. If you are concerned about these alignments, you should review the available documents.
CV Planning Board
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board (CVCPB) will hold elections for board positions before the meeting on Thursday, March 24, 2016. The elections will run from 6:15 pm to 6:45 pm at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive. The 2016 CVCPB Ballot and the new 2016 CVCPB Election District Map are attached here. Note that no new people registered as candidates, leaving only existing members up for election. However, the voting districts have been redrawn to reduce the number of districts, with two candidates in Voting District 4 - Debbie Lokanc and Chris Moore. All other members are running unopposed. Additional information can be found attached here, at the CV Planning Board Page on this site, or on the City's website at the Carmel Valley, San Diego Community Page.
If you'd like additional information on the One Paseo project, the City has posted the requested Plan Update on the City's Carmel Valley Community Plan page. The update notes that you can now submit comments to the proposed plan amendment to the City. Comments on the amendment are requested by January 11, 2016. Comments should be provided either by email or postal mail to:
Bernard Turgeon, Senior Planner
1010 Second Avenue, Suite 1100, M.S. 413
San Diego, CA 92101
The December 2015 Draft Community Plan Amendment includes the following documents: a Cover Memo (PDF), an updated Carmel Valley Neighborhoods Land Use Map (PDF), a document that shows the Carmel Valley Community Plan text changes (PDF), and the proposed One Paseo Precise Plan Amendment (from December 2015).
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board (CVCPB) will hold a SPECIAL Meeting on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Cathedral Catholic High School, 5555 Del Mar Heights Road. See the CVCPB Meeting Announcement for details. Additional information on the CVCPB can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site, or on the City's website at the Carmel Valley, San Diego Community Page.
The attached files are the maps under discussion for the CV Livability Subcommittee. Also included is a key document that describes the areas of concern in the community.
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!
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.