A senior living complex that once was to be as large as a Walmart big box store won the approval Thursday, Dec. 7, of the Encinitas Planning Commission after it underwent a months-long redesign that cut the number of units by 23 percent.
It will still have a "a bit of an impact" on El Camino Real traffic conditions and nearby homes, but not nearly as much as the earlier version, Commission Chairman Glenn O'Grady said. And, he added, this site may be one of the last remaining options in town for any large senior housing complex.
"If not there, then where? We're getting built out," he said.
The commission's vote was 4-0, with Commissioner Greg Drakos...