Mike Nichols

Solana Beach to feel effects of Del Mar resort

Solana Beach to feel effects of Del Mar resort

Del Mar will get the high-paying guests and their tax revenue, while Solana Beach will get the traffic, noise and other drawbacks from a 16-acre bluff-top resort proposed just north of Dog Beach at the mouth of the San Dieguito River. 

That’s the opinion of Solana Beach Mayor Mike Nichols on the proposed resort, which will have 250 hotel rooms, 86 privately owned villas, meeting rooms, restaurants and trails. Although the resort will be built on land in Del Mar, the only access to the property would be from the appropriately named Border Avenue, which divides the two cities. 

“We are obviously concerned,” Nichols said Aug. 31. “Del Mar gets all the TOT (transient occupancy...

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