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San Diego: Stop One Paseo, it's too big for Carmel Valley
  • Petitioning Sherri Lightner

This petition will be delivered to:

San Diego City Council
Sherri Lightner
Petition Organizer
Ken Farinsky
Project Planner, City of San Diego.
Renee Mezo

San Diego: Stop One Paseo, it's too big for Carmel Valley

    1. Ken Farinsky
    2. Petition by

      Ken Farinsky

      San Diego, CA

This section is background information. If you're familiar with One Paseo, click "View petition text" or the "Petition Letter" tab to read the petition contents, complete your information and click the "SIGN" button.

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Here is information on the petition, if you are unfamiliar with the issue:

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.

Recent signatures


    1. Possible One Paseo public hearing, July 24, 2014

      Ken Farinsky
      Petition Organizer

      The CV Planning Board announced that it will hold a hearing on the final One Paseo Environmental Report on Thursday, July 24, 2014 (possibly at the CCA Auditorium.) This meeting is meant to allow the public to comment on Kilroy's latest plans for One Paseo before the Planning Board makes its final decision (possibly on July 31.)

      The only problem? The Environmental Report isn't available yet! That means you can't actually see the document, and there's barely 2 weeks left to review a multi-thousand page document before the board hears the issue!

      We'll do our best to keep you informed on the arrival of the EIR. In the meantime, pencil in the July 24 meeting on your calendar, just in case.

      Please continue to check the WhatPriceMainStreet website for updates. Thank you for your continuing support!


      Ken Farinsky, ken@cvsd.com

    2. Kilroy ramping up, the next phase is approaching...

      Ken Farinsky
      Petition Organizer

      Kilroy's marketing efforts have recently become more active, indicating that we're nearing the next phase of the One Paseo approval process. While the fate of One Paseo is still undecided, the final determination will rest with the San Diego City Council.

      The November election will determine our council representative. We have sought out the candidates to gain insight into their decision making process. Their responses reflect increased awareness and support of meaningful community involvement, with some subtle differences. Go to:


      to see their responses. We wish there was a more clear-cut distinction. Given that we will eventually have to work with the winner, we have chosen not to endorse a specific candidate, hoping instead that these answers will help you choose.

      We will be restarting our efforts soon. Keep working to educate your friends and neighbors about One Paseo!

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. DEIR comment period closed, still collecting signatures!

      Ken Farinsky
      Petition Organizer

      We're now through the first step in the City's processing of the One Paseo development application, but there's still a long way to go. We can keep collecting signatures until the City Council makes their final determination later this year (probably in the late summer or early fall.)

      Right now, the City is processing all the comments they've received, which should take a month or more. Once that is completed, the project should return to our local Carmel Valley Planning Board, then to the City's Planning Commission and finally to the San Diego City Council.

      We need to ensure that we can show that Carmel Valley doesn't support the existing project, so we need as many signatures as possible. In our first month, we've gathered nearly 1000 signatures, let's see if we can add another 1000!

      Thanks for your support,

      Ken Farinsky

    5. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jeffrey Mersky SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 1 day ago

      Live in the community and do not want the extra traffic, pollution and unecessary overbuilding of a an already congested area without good access

    • Michele Beck SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 2 days ago

      I live and wirk in Carmel Valley. And the traffic right now is already backed up,from over- developing this area.STOP ONE PASEO

      =NO ROOM

    • Dylan Kriegman SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 4 days ago

      I love Carmel valley and don't want this shit

    • Thomas Banaszak SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 4 days ago

      Not needed. We have everything we need and no more room to build west. Relocate to east on the 56 as there is lots of open space

    • Julie Stricklin DEL MAR, CA
      • 4 days ago

      The intimacy and charm of this community was created by the comfortable

      size and accessibility to neighborhood events and running into familiar local faces. Turning it into a faceless hub of business people and shoppers coming and going will alter the DNA of our life. The massive structures will alter the flow of traffic, corrupt the feel we have created with our community pride.


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