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CITY HALL: Voice your Choice
Kathy Garcia | City of Del Mar, Planning and Community Development Director

Past workshop. Courtesy City of Del Mar.
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The Del Mar community is invited to an interactive workshop on Monday evening October 27, 2014 to discuss options for City Hall and the potential for other uses of the current City Hall site at 1050 Camino del Mar. The workshop, the third in a series of City Hall workshops, will be held in the City Council Chambers. The 6:00 PM workshop will be preceded by a reception and social starting at 5:30 PM, featuring refreshments and displays of some of the possible City Hall site concepts.

This workshop is an excellent opportunity for community members to voice their preference as to what to build. Should it be only municipal offices (City Hall) and Council Chambers/Meeting Rooms (Town Hall) or should additional development be considered? At the prior June workshop, participants suggested that additional space be built to have cultural uses, retail and restaurants, or housing. Additional public parking, beyond what is needed for a City Hall, was also desired.

Past workshop. Courtesy City of Del Mar.
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Now is the time to discuss these various options with your community and voice your priorities and choices to the City Council. The master planning architects have developed a number of conceptual options ranging from planning for civic facilities only to a mixed-use development that includes retail, restaurants and residential along with the City and Town Halls. These options, along with their associated costs and economic analyses, will be discussed at the workshop. Let your thoughts be known as to which direction you prefer.

Over the last year, the City Council and many community participants have weighed in on the needs, preferred site and municipal program. Detailed information, prior reports to City Council and background information can be found at www.delmar.ca.us/cityhall or by calling 858.755.9313. Future workshops and City Council meetings will discuss the refinement of the desired program direction and an eventual design.



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