Keep looking: Torrey Hills School not the right location for proposed daycare center

I would like to voice my strong opposition to the Del Mar Union School District’s (DMUSD) proposed expansion at Torrey Hills Elementary School. We have a serious traffic issue at the corner of Ocean Air and Mariposa that even the District’s own consultant acknowledges.  With the addition of a 13,000-foot childcare center, the traffic will only worsen.

DMUSD is arriving late to the traffic party. Adjacent to the elementary school there are currently 480 townhouse/apartment units under construction that will increase the traffic and congestion at this critical intersection. It is unconscionable for the District to consider adding even more traffic to this intersection, which will threaten the safety of children and pedestrians.

Some years ago I commissioned a traffic study on my street, Via Mar de Delfinas. As you may realize, traffic is already diverted up Delfinas to reach the school in order to avoid the heavy congestion at Ocean Air and Mariposa.  The traffic study, performed by a reputable traffic consultant, showed that the number of car trips on Via Mar de Delfinas were four times the number stipulated in the community plan. Any additional car trips from the Torrey Hills school would have an unacceptable impact on our neighborhood.

The District needs to keep looking: Torrey Hills Elementary School is not the right location for their proposed daycare center.

Kathryn Burton, Torrey Hills

Related posts:

  1. Planning board opposes proposed Del Mar school district childcare facility at Torrey Hills School
  2. Garden Community Properties to discuss plans for Torrey Hills lots
  3. Del Mar Union School District searching for new Torrey Hills principal
  4. Ocean Air School PTA benefit at Torrey Hills Center
  5. Del Mar Union School District names new Torrey Hills principal

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=64255

Posted by Staff on Feb 1, 2014. Filed under Letters, Opinion. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

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

  • Community input received on proposed health club and pool facility in Rancho Santa Fe
    About 100 Rancho Santa Fe residents showed up on Friday, Oct. 17, for a health club and pool community meeting, the last outreach before ballots were mailed on Monday, Oct. 20. On the ballots, members are being asked whether the Rancho Santa Fe Association should spend $350,000 on a professional planning phase for the potential new community amenity. RSF Ass […]
  • Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe
    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update
    Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 4-3 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 9. Alayna Tomlinson and Farah Farjood each scored two goals to lead the Falcons. Samantha “Sammy” Cirino added one goal and one assist. […]