By Sam Cadwallader
I am proud to give the proposed One Paseo project my full support — it would be a good thing for our community, especially because it can serve as the central gathering area that’s otherwise lacking here.
A beautiful new development like this can do a lot for us. Because it’s designed to function as a “main street,” it can really help to bring our community together. This is something that’s been absent in Carmel Valley — despite all the other benefits that come from living here.
Economically speaking, building One Paseo would be a smart move all around. It would create thousands of new jobs — some temporary and some permanent. It would also help to create new sources of tax revenue for the city. One Paseo would also benefit residents by helping to increase our property values. In this economy, these benefits should be factored into any careful analysis of the project.
Between the intangible benefits of a stronger community and the very tangible realities of a stronger local economy, it’s clear to me that One Paseo is a worthwhile project deserving of the community’s support and the city’s approval.