I believe that One Paseo presents an excellent opportunity for Carmel Valley residents to embrace smart, prospective city planning. As our community continues to grow, it makes most sense to meet local needs in a way that fosters economic growth, promotes environmental sustainability, and that brings locals together, rather than keeping families isolated in suburbs. The creation of One Paseo will create jobs and local tax revenue, provide a pedestrian-friendly center to our community, and bring shops and dining options (like a Trader Joe’s hopefully!) close to home so that people won’t have to make as many driving trips out of the neighborhood anymore.
This project will fill an important gap in Carmel Valley, but it will do so in a way that is in keeping with the close-knit character of our community. I am impressed with the level of community involvement in the design of One Paseo, and I have every confidence that as new information about any traffic or environmental impacts emerge, these considerations will be addressed in a transparent, responsible way. I understand that Kilroy is already committed to spending millions in order to efficiently handle new traffic, just as they are committed to using the highest standards in “green” building.
I would like to see this project move forward so that we can finally enjoy a community-gathering place of our own.