Carmel Valley’s Livability Committee seeks residents’ input

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board’s Livability Subcommittee would like to hear from residents of Carmel Valley about what kinds of improvements they’d like to see in their neighborhoods.

The group is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. March 17 at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center.

The committee formed in 2014 and is tasked with finding solutions for park improvements and transportation-related livability and safety issues using community Facilities Benefit Assessment funds.

In past meetings, the group has discussed projects such as protected bike lanes, a multi-sport arena at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center, getting a trailhead with a restroom and parking lot for the much-used Carmel Valley Restoration Enhancement Project trail that runs along SR-56, and the development of a four-acre park off Tang Road and Carmel Creek Road near San Diego Jewish Academy.

Other improvements discussed have included:

• Addressing parking issues on Carmel Mission near Bay Club Carmel Valley;

• Extending the crowded parking lot at Torrey Highlands Park;

• Adding a comfort station and restroom on the lower part of Solana Highlands Park;

• Removal of the dedicated right-hand turn lane onto Ashley Falls Drive.

The group plans to meet at 5:30 p.m. every third Tuesday at the Carmel Valley Rec Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, San Diego.