CV Planning Board Elections, March 2013

Submitted by ken on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 13:08

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board (CVCPB) has set Thursday, March 28, 2013 for its annual Board member election. Carmel Valley and Pacific Highlands Ranch (PHR) residents are being encouraged to run for one of eight seats up for election on the Planning Board.

The CVCPB is a group of elected volunteers who meet monthly to review and to evaluate proposed development plans and issues affecting the entire Carmel Valley and Pacific Highlands Ranch communities. Serving in an advisory capacity, the CVCPB offers specific comments, recommendations and decisions to the City of San Diego’s Department of City Planning & Community Investment, Plarming Commission and City Council. The CVCPB has direct involvement with city, county and law enforcement agencies.

The following seats are up for election on the Carmel Valley Planning Board: Residential seats for Neighborhoods 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10; 1 Business Seat; 1 Investor Seat; the PHR Residential District 11 seat, and 1 Developer seat (appointed by the Chair). The election will be immediately prior to the March board meeting, Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Carmel Valley Library. Here's you're chance to participate in the local community! Find the CV Planning Board Neighborhood Maps Here.

Residential seats are for people who are at least 18 years old, currently living in Carmel Valley or PHR, and reside in the seat’s district. In order to be an eligible candidate in the March election, the candidate must declare his or her intention to run for the seat and submit an application. Candidates for residential seats must have attended two complete meetings of the CVCPB’s last 12 regular meetings prior to the March election.

San Dieguito Riverpark trail extended to Mary's Tack & Feed

Submitted by ken on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 16:05

Interesting article in the Carmel Valley News by Karen Billing about the opening of the San Dieguito River Park’s Coast to Crest Trail adjacent to the Del Mar Horsepark (to Mary's Tack & Feed.) The section of the trail opened on Jan. 12, completing a two-and-a-half-mile stretch of trail that begins at Jimmy Durante Boulevard, near the Del Mar Fairgrounds. See the Del Mar Horsepark portion of Coast to Crest Trail now open article in the Carmel Valley News for more information, or the San Dieguito River Park website (note: the Lagoon Trail Map shows part of the trail, and will likely be updated with complete information soon.)

One Paseo Hearing by the Planning Board, Jan 24, 2013

Submitted by ken on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:39

The CV Planning Board is holding a One Paseo hearing at the CCA Auditorium at 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA 92130 on Thursday January 24th at 7:00 PM. Note the special location, in a large theater to accomodate any crowds. For the developer's information on the project, see For a community group's opposition view, see

One Paseo update, Jan 2013

Submitted by ken on Wed, 01/09/2013 - 13:21

Yes, Kilroy has reduced the size of One Paseo, but it's still out-of-scale with the surrounding community, and the change barely puts a dent in the traffic created by the project (now it's "only" 23,000 additional cars!) Sure, they've added a Trader Joe's (hey, we want a Trader Joe's, too!), but that's not the point. Trader Joe's would still work in a much smaller project, something that would fit in Carmel Valley.

If you're concerned, the project will be presented to the Carmel Valley Planning Board on Thursday, Jan 24 at 7:00 PM at the Canyon Crest Academy, Auditorium, 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA 92130. Additionally, I've heard that Kilroy is presenting a One Paseo Open House on Thursday, January 10 from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Kilroy Centre Del Mar Campus, 3579 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 150, San Diego, CA 92130. If you have a minute, show up and tell them that the project is still too big.

I-5/SR-56 Interchange Project DEIR Comment Period

Submitted by ken on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:04

With all the fuss about One Paseo, the I-5/SR-56 Interchange Project has managed to sneak by with very little notice. This is a project that will have a major impact on the area, and deciding which alternative gets built will not only cause direct impacts to homes along the freeway, but will also cause indirect traffic impacts, as more cars use Del Mar Heights Road or Via de la Valle. For an overview of the project, see the I-5/SR 56 Interchange Project page, or dive right into the Interchange Project DEIR. The good news is that this DEIR is much better organized than the One Paseo document. The bad news? You only have until July 2, 2012 to submit comments. Complete information on submitting comments is available at the I-5/SR 56 Interchange Project page.

Sign the One Paseo Petition, Vote for a smaller alternative!

Submitted by ken on Thu, 05/17/2012 - 11:28

One PaseoNearly 300 people have signed the One Paseo Petition in the last week because they believe this project is too big for Carmel Valley. We are not against development, but the project should fit into the community, and shouldn't punish existing residents with gridlock, overly tall buildings, park impacts and more. Kilroy has consistently misrepresented this project to the community to gain support, showing images of the limited open space and few low-rise buildings, where the vast majority of the buildings are 5 stories or taller! Join us at, or sign our Online Petition at -- we're working to create a better Carmel Valley.

One Paseo DEIR Index Page

Submitted by ken on Fri, 04/27/2012 - 12:45

Are you looking for a better index page into the One Paseo DEIR Files? Here it is! There is now a One Paseo DEIR and Related Documents page for the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board. This includes links to each of the doucments, as well as information as to what is in each of them. This page includes a link to the One Paseo DEIR Executive Summary, which provides a draft overview of the findings, and is only 29 pages long. Hope this helps!

CV Planning Board Elections

Submitted by ken on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 21:49

Elections coming up for the Carmel Valley Planning Board, the seats for neighborhoods 4 and 7 are vacant, so, if you're interested in the community, here's you're chance to participate! Additionally up for election are the seats for neighborhoods 8, 8a/b, 9, PHR District 11, one investor seat and one business seat. Find the CV Planning Board Neighborhood Maps Here. Karen Billing, our great local reporter at the Carmel Valley News, points us to the full details in this CV Planning Elections Story.

CV Planning Board Community Forum on One Paseo

Submitted by ken on Fri, 08/26/2011 - 16:20

The Carmel Valley Planning Board is holding a community forum on the One Paseo Project on September 24th, from 9:00 am to noon, at the Ocean Air Elementary School's Multi-use Room. One Paseo is a proposed multi-use development at the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real. The development would include commercial space, residential, hotel and retail components. Come and express your concerns or support for the project at the community forum. The Ocean Air Elementary School is located at 11444 Canter Heights Drive, south of SR-56. See the One Paseo section for more posts on this subject and the One Paseo image.

Update: Just to note that the One Paseo website is fairly biased in favor of the project (it's run by the developer!) The opponents of the project have asked me to post a link to their website, Go there for the other side of the story.