Parking relief coming to Del Mar Highlands shopping center

Del Mar Highlands Town Center’s addition of a new three-level parking garage is moving along without delay as long as El Niño rains hold off, according to property manager Russ Monroe.

“The parking structure construction is on time and on track to be open by the end of the year,” Monroe said in an update to the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board on March 25. “We’re anticipating an opening by late fall of 2016.”

The parking garage hopes to offer a solution for parking woes at the busy center, bringing 600 extra parking stalls. There will be three ways to enter the garage: from Townsgate Drive, from a drive in between Carnitas Snack Shack and Urban Plates on the lowest level and from behind Jimbo’s.

Monroe said the latest Highlands renovation will also include the expansion of Cinepolis from an eight to 11-plex theater—it is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

At the meeting, Del Mar Highlands General Manager Elizabeth Schreiber announced that she has retired after 30 years with Donahue Schriber, where she served as a vice president. Schreiber will now focus her attention on working with International Justice Mission, a non-profit that fights against slavery worldwide.