Kilroy makes progress on mixed-use center

Kilroy Realty Corp. continues to develop its plan for a mixed-use center on El Camino Real and Del Mar Heights Road, directly across from Del Mar Highlands.

Kilroy is in the process of submitting a community plan amendment to the city; they hope to be in plan review process by 2010.

“The strength of the plan is in the ‘Main Street’ environment we’re trying to create,” said Robert Little, vice president of commercial development for Kilroy.

They hope to have tree-lined paseos, sidewalk cafes and an enlarged plaza to promote a “village feel” of allowing pedestrian use and gathering. Architectural firm Elkus Manfredi – the firm behind The Grove in Los Angeles, the Americana at Brand in Glendale and Downtown Disney in Anaheim – was tapped to design the complex.

Plans for the site include office and retail space, 600 residential units, a 150-room hotel, a boutique cinema, a 10-story corporate building on the lowest elevation of the site and a 25,000- to 30,000-square-foot full service market, such as Whole Foods or Gelson’s.

The plan would also include adding two new signal lights on Del Mar Heights Road to provide safe ingress and egress to the center.

Their preliminary plans have changed some since Kilroy last came before the Carmel Valley Planning Board in February. They have moved the hotel and cinema to the interior of the project to make retail spaces more visible and accessible.

Board member Anne Harvey asked Little to keep in mind that El Camino Real is essentially Carmel Valley’s main street. She asked that thought be given to creating inviting spaces and connectivity, not just warehouses and backs of office buildings facing the street.

Board member Manjeet Ranu agreed about helping to make pedestrian connections to the nearby shopping center, homes, recreation center and library.

“El Camino Real is not a pedestrian oriented street today but we shouldn’t turn our back to it,” Ranu said.

Related posts:

  1. Mixed-use town center envisioned for Kilroy property
  2. Mixed-use center envisioned for Kilroy land
  3. Gables plan makes progress
  4. Rancho Santa Fe park plans progress
  5. Proposed senior care center location meets opposition

Short URL:

Posted by ziggycute1 on Jul 23, 2009. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6





  • New Rancho Santa Fe Library Branch Manager welcomes community input
    Rancho Santa Fe Library’s new Branch Manager Haley Kwon has been charmed by the village’s “sweet, down-home” character, the simple pleasure of visiting the local library and people’s enjoyment of a slower speed of time. “It’s a small town and the library is a place for people to connect,” Kwon said. “People have a different sense of time here, they come in t […]
  • Robotics booming at Rancho Santa Fe School
    By Karen Billing At R. Roger Rowe School, 44 percent of first graders are participating in the robotics program this year. The school is fielding 44 robotics teams, including 31 percent of second grade, 23 percent of third grade, 35 percent of fourth grade and 39 percent of fifth grade. In the middle school, there are two FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams and fi […]
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices honored with Stevie Gold Award
    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was recently named Startup of the Year in the 2014 American Business Awards, earning the brokerage the Stevie Gold award. The award was presented at the Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is among a select few organizations to be entrusted with the Berkshire Hathaway name,” co […]