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.

One Paseo FEIR now available online!

Submitted by ken on Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:07

The One Paseo FEIR is now available online! Just visit the One Paseo FEIR Page (sorry, it's on the WhatPriceMainStreet? site, the only place it's available.) Note that some of the files are HUGE, and that I'm working on splitting them up into smaller parts. For now, you'll have to download some big files to read Kilroy's information.

For what it's worth, the One Paseo Findings - Statement of Overriding Considerations document is the overview document, and an attempt by the City to justify placing the project in Carmel Valley, even with all of the impacts. Read that document to see what they're thinking.

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:

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.


CV Planning Board's Latest One Paseo Comments

Submitted by ken on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:18

I got a copy of the latest comments from the CV Planning Board on the One Paseo project, comments from December related to the Recirculated DEIR. In my opinion, the Planning Board's comments seem to question the very foundations of Kilroy's arguments! Some quotes from the letter: "There are many successful mixed-use projects that are much smaller... than One Paseo", "the traffic congestion associated with this proposal... would make [Carmel Valley]... less functional, less desirable, and less easily accessible", and finally, "...One Paseo is not intended as a heart for Carmel Valley but, rather, as a regional retail draw similar to The Forum in Carlsbad." Give it a read and see what you think.

CV Planning Board One Paseo Final Hearing?

Submitted by ken on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:14

The CV Planning Board announced that it will hold a hearing on the final One Paseo Environmental Report on Thursday, July 24, 2014 (possibly at the CCA Auditorium.) UPDATE 7/14/2014: Canceled. The environmental report is not yet ready, so this meeting will be rescheduled based on the completion of the document. This meeting is meant to allow the public to comment on Kilroy's latest plans for One Paseo before the Planning Board makes its final decision (possibly on July 31.) The only problem? The Environmental Report isn't available yet! That means you can't actually see the document, and there's barely 2 weeks left to review a multi-thousand page document before the board hears the issue! For additional information on the planning board and its subcommittees, see the CV Planning Board Page on this site.

CV Planning Regional Issues on Town Center Expansion

Submitted by ken on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:30

The Regional Issues meeting for May will consist of a walk about the center to view the area proposed for a parking structure at Del Mar Highlands. This is an INFORMATIONAL ITEM and no vote will be taken. This is an observational meeting to see more clearly the town center’s next expansion phase, a parking garage and amenities on the Townsgate Dr., façade of the existing center. The applicant is applying for a “substantial conformance review” (SCR) permit. Meet at the mgmt. offices at the top of the stairs next to Tilly’s (at the far end of the 2nd floor from Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza. We will look at the project from Townsgate views as well. Meeting at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center Management Offices on Wed., May 7, 2014 --- 4:30-6:00 p.m.

CV Mixed-use Project "Merge", June 12, 2013

Submitted by ken on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 14:08

There is a new mixed-use development planned in Carmel Country Highlands (Carmel Valley South of SR-56...Neighborhood 10 – corner of Carmel Country and Carmel Mountain Roads – formerly known as Carmel Highlands Square), which is now known as “Merge.” A presentation on the updated "Merge" development has been scheduled for this Wednesday, June 12, at 6PM at the Torrey Hills Hilton Garden Inn, 3939 Ocean Bluff Ave, San Diego, California, 92130. This neighborhood 10 parcel, formerly owned and planned by Pardee has been purchased and redesigned by Sea Breeze Properties. The approved development is all retail, while the new proposal includes a mixture of retail and housing. The goal of this meeting will be to have the time to review the proposed project in detail, including what traffic is allocated and uses are allowed in the existing Community Plan and its environmental documents. The developer will also be in a position to show the architecture and any changes they will have made based on the feedback received to date.

Carmel Grove & Del Mar Trails Park Renovation

Submitted by ken on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:42

Just in time for spring break, there are two local parks with new play equipment ("tot-lots") that should be opening this Friday, April 5, 2013: Carmel Grove Park, located at the corner of Carmel Creek Road and Carmel Grove Road (just behind Piazza Carmel), and Del Mar Trails Park, located on Del Mar Trails Road between Mona Lisa and Mercurio. On the other hand, the Winwood Park playground, located on Carmel Creek Road just south of Carmel Creek Elementary, will close on April 8 for a renovation that should complete late this summer. So, we gain two brand new playgrounds but lose one for a while.

Gonzalez Canyon Park Planning Meeting Docs

Submitted by ken on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 18:43

Here are the documents from the Gonzales Canyon Park introduction at the CV Rec Council on March 5, 2013. This park is in Pacific Highlands Ranch (PHR) to our east (out near Canyon Crest Academy (CCA), at the end of Del Mar Heights Road.) The plan is for the park to be completed by the end of 2014.

There are 4 documents -- Caution, they're large files! The first document is an Overview of the Area and Preliminary Designs, the second is Preliminary Design 1, the third is Preliminary Design 2, and finally, Preliminary Design 3.

There will be 2 committee meetings on this park: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Pardee Offices in PHR, 6025 Edgewood Bend Court, San Diego, CA 92130 (behind CCA, near the fire station); and Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7:00pm at the same location. Here's the March 21 Gonzalez Canyon Park Meeting Agenda.