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Ann Gardner | Via Latina

 

4 times
Kilroy’s original proposal almost 4X the square footage allowed by zoning.  Graphics Virginia Lawrence
1 time
Square
footage allowed
by zoning

San Diego Development Services is circulating three new smaller project alternatives to the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) issued last March for the controversial One Paseo Project. The new alternatives, according to the City’s Notice, are in response to concerns that the March DEIR did not consider smaller versions of the project, originally proposed by Kilroy Realty at almost four times the size allowed in the Community Plan. According to the City, the Recirculated Alternatives section of the DEIR contains reduced projects and significant new information that requires additional public review and comment by December 10, 2013.

3 Times
Reduced Main Street Alternative almost 3X the square footage allowed by zoning
1 time
Square
footage allowed
by zoning

Frustrated by Kilroy Realty and its associates’ refusal to discuss the Project with them, the Torrey Pines Community Planning Board which represents residents in Del Mar Heights and Terrace is inviting other speakers to their regularly scheduled November 14, 7 p.m. meeting at Del Mar Hills Academy on Mango Drive to discuss the new information. Board Chair Dennis Ridz has asked First District Councilmember Sherri Lightner’s office to send a representative from Development Services which oversees the City’s Environmental Review Process and is responsible for issuing the “Recirculated Project Alternatives.” The Board is also asking representatives from neighborhood groups such as “What Price Main Street” and San Diego mayoral candidates David Alvarez, Kevin Faulconer, and Nathan Fletcher.

1.5 Times
Reduced Mixed-use Alternative about 1.5X zoning
1 time
Square
footage allowed
by zoning

“I tried to make this a win-win situation,” Board Chair Dennis Ridz says, but Kilroy continues to say no to our “cordial requests” saying they believe it is important for them to stay focused on the recognized planning group for Carmel Valley and its needs. As a counter to Kilroy’s implication that only Carmel Valley will be impacted by the project, the Torrey Pines Board will hold the November 14 community meeting to discuss impacts such as traffic of the Proposed Project and its smaller Alternatives on residents west of I-5. “Our Board has learned over the years of working with organizations as SANDAG, Caltrans and the 22nd AG District that major projects affect all of us. The ripple effect must be considered,” he said.

The recirculated DEIR was released October 24 with a 45-day comment period before all comments are reviewed and a Final EIR is released. The Final EIR will include written responses to new comments on the Recirculated Alternative Section only. and will then be considered by the City of San Diego Planning Commission and Council when the Project comes before them for review.

Go to the Sandpiper website at wwwdelmarsandpiper.org to access the 26-page Recirculated Project Alternatives to the DEIR for the One Paseo Project and to the Planning Board’s website at www.torreypinescommunity.org for additional information about the November 14 meeting. The Sandpiper will continue coverage online and in its December 1 issue.


 

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