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Stop One Paseo Now!
It's too big for Carmel Valley!
The One Paseo is so massive and so out-of-place that we must object to the proposal. One Paseo will significantly alter the character of this community and cause unreasonable traffic congestion on both the adjacent streets and in neighborhoods throughout the area.
We encourage everyone to visit our "What Price Main Street?" website and learn about the project. We have a great page that provides access to the Environmental Report and other documents that are relevant to the discussion. We encourage everyone to "Like" our WhatPriceMainStreet Facebook Page.
We are not against appropriate development in Carmel Valley! In fact, many of us want exactly the same thing as project supporters: a village center, new shopping opportunities, jobs for the City. However, we want the development to be sized to the community, not a super-sized, urban mall.
Residents relied on the safeguards present in the Community Plan when they purchased their homes. To make this extreme change to the Plan now breaks the contract that local residents have with the City to protect their home's value and their quality of life. Decision maker's should tread very carefully when making such changes.
Did you know that:
* One Paseo will have more parking than the San Diego Convention Center and most of the parking is underground? Will you feel safe parking in an underground lot the size of 6 football fields?
* Traffic impacts are so severe that they will be felt on Via de la Valle and at SR-56. Impacts will likely stretch much farther, but most adjacent communities were excluded from the traffic study.
* New traffic will more than double the time it takes for commuters to access the freeway. Are you prepared to spend an extra 12 minutes a day parked on Del Mar Heights Road?
* The project's residences add hundreds of new children, but no new parks. Sports teams, who already limit their membership, won't be able to add teams for the additional families.
* There was no study of the impact on local schools, of the additional traffic around local schools, or of the safety of routes to school. Also, the additional children crossing Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real could cause major impacts to the morning commute.
* New buildings will block existing views from surrounding residences and streets.
* Construction is slated to last 3 to 4 years, with the excavation phase requiring dump trucks exiting the project every 2 minutes for almost a year.
Carmel Valley could be a great place to have a suburban village, and the long-range planning documents from the City of San Diego and from SANDAG support this. However, these documents show places like the downtown areas of La Jolla, Encinitas and La Mesa as being example villages. We ask decision makers to reject this project so that a reduced alternative can be considered, a development compatible with these other suburban villages and with our local community.