Don’t lose the ability to vote on large-scale development in downtown Del Mar

By Mark Schneider

I’m against Prop J because of the fact that the residents will lose the ability to have a vote on large-scale development in downtown Del Mar. I live here because of the small town, slow growth and lack of development. Development of second stories will block views, reduce sky space and add unnecessary bulk to downtown.

I feel Del Mar could lose it’s charm and small town feeling if more growth happens.

I don’t have a lot of faith in the Design Review Board. They neglected to show good faith, good taste and seemed to look the other way when a huge home was allowed to be constructed in a neighborhood of small, charming, well-balanced homes. The mass of this home is incongruent with the neighborhood. I can’t help but assume that they will do the same if we add commercial and residential space downtown.

I think adding more residential housing here will add to the congestion and increase off-street parking that already overflows to surrounding neighborhoods.

I am also very leery of the developers who are supporting this. There are more than one who came in to our neighborhood buying up properties and developing huge homes with no restraints of neighborhood concerns.

Related posts:

  1. Decision will affect future downtown development
  2. Revitalization for developers — Vote No on Prop J
  3. Vote ‘No’ in November!
  4. Residential units in downtown commercial zone contrary to Comm. Plan
  5. Several reasons for voting No on Prop J

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=41840

Posted by Staff on Oct 30, 2012. Filed under Letters, Opinion, Uncategorized. 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

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Rancho Santa Fe resident among seven new trustees joining UC San Diego Foundation Board
    Proactive stewards, higher education advocates and expert financial strategists, UC San Diego Foundation trustees play an important role in cultivating community partnerships and garnering resources to support UC San Diego research, teaching and public service initiatives. Trustees govern the Foundation, including managing net assets totaling $717 million, i […]
  • Rancho Fire District to recognize Fire Prevention Week with two events
    National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11, and the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) will host two community events to recognize the annual awareness campaign. The first will be an Open House from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 4 at RSF Fire Station 2, 16930 Four Gee Road in 4S Ranch. Guests will be able to tour the fire station and traini […]
  • 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 […]