Changes for Unit 13 development on Carmel Valley Road approved


By Karen Billing

At its Jan. 23 meeting, the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board approved a substantial conformance review for Unit 13, a previously approved development of 276 market rate units and 197 affordable housing units on Carmel Valley Road.

The development is located between Edgewood Bend Court and Village Center Loop Road, adjacent to Canyon Crest Academy.

According to Randi Coopersmith of the project’s planning engineers Latitude 33, the development was approved 13 years ago and is slated to break ground after the construction of Gonzales Canyon Neighborhood Park in late 2014.

The project is essentially the same as what was approved years ago, save for the addition of more parking spaces for residents, enlarging the main recreation clubhouse for the market rate units, and the addition of a second recreation center and pool for the affordable housing units.

In addition to entrances to the development on Carmel Valley Road and Edgewood Bend, there will be a right-in, right-out access on Village Center Loop Road. The planning board reminded Coopersmith that access could become an issue with the amount of school traffic on that road.