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Kilroy Goes For Broke X4
Bud Emerson | Klish Way

 

There would be two additional traffic lights installed on Del Mar Heights Rd. between El Camino Real and High Bluff Drive (dashed line on map). Graphic based on Google map Virginia Lawrence

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Intersection El Camino Real and Del Mar Heights Road showing the proposed location of the Kilroy Plaza.
Photo illustration Art Olson

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The largest and most impactful proposed change to the Carmel Valley Community Plan will soon see the light of day. The Draft Environmental Impact Report for Kilroy Realty Corporation’s large mixed-use project known as “Main Street for Carmel Valley” is currently being reviewed by the City of San Diego’s Planning Department which expects to finish its review by the end of February 2011.

The DEIR process would then open up to a 45-day period for gathering public comments while also being reviewed by the Carmel Valley Planning Board before being brought before the San Diego City Council for approval.

Kilroy’s new development plan for the 23.6 acre site at the southwest corner of Del Mar Heights Rd. and El Camino Real will have a density that is 4X greater than the property’s current entitlement. The Main Street for Carmel Valley will consist of 535,000 SF in a 10-story- and a 7-story- office building, 270,000 SF of retail buildings, a 150-175 room hotel, more than 600 residential units, and several parking garages totaling around 2 million SF, compared to the currently permitted 510,000 SF of suburban office.

However, the traffic impact would likely be much greater than just the increase in density. Using SANDAG’s published guide to weekday trip generation by property type, it would appear that the proposed Main Street development would generate nearly 35,000 cars per day, or 5.5X the traffic that would likely be generated from the existing entitlements. In addition, there would be two additional traffic lights installed on Del Mar Heights Rd. between El Camino Real and High Bluff Drive.


 
 

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