Kilroy Realty is getting ready to start moving some dirt on the One Paseo project in Carmel Valley.
Jamas Gwilliam, senior vice president at Kilroy Realty, provided an update to the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board on the mixed-use center planned for El Camino Real and Del Mar Heights Road at its Oct. 27 meeting.
Gwilliam said since San Diego City Council’s approval in June, Kilroy has been “hunkered down”, refining their design plan which includes smaller scale retail buildings that incorporate a blend of modern and “country modern” architecture and softening the residential element off El Camino Real by pushing density to the interior of the site.
Construction is set to begin in 2017 on the 95,000 square feet of retail and 608 residential units in 2017. The first retail is set to open in the second quarter of 2018, with housing to follow in 2020.
Construction on the 280,000 square feet of office buildings is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2017, opening in 2019. The office buildings will be six stories high at a maximum (down from the originally proposed nine to 11 stories) and will mirror the architecture at Kilroy’s office complex The Heights next door.
Gwilliam said over the next few months, Kilroy will also begin working on the off-site traffic signal upgrades and mitigations. At 10 intersections between Mango Drive and Townsgate Drive, they will be installing adaptive control systems which help to keep traffic moving as allowing emergency responders to preempt traffic lights well before they approach them. The work will involve limited digging as it mostly involves putting new technology into the cabinets and most of the work will be done at night, Gwilliam said.
Kilroy expects to begin work on project driveways, new turn lanes and turn pockets on Del Mar Heights and El Camino Real in February 2017, tentatively lasting until spring or early summer. Project mitigation of a new signal at Carmel Creek and Del Mar Trails Road is scheduled to begin in March 2017.
As the grading and construction begins, Gwilliam said Kilroy is committed to being open about the process and responsive to residents’ concerns. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 523-2298.