Torrey Hills board voices concerns about One Paseo’s density

In advance of the Feb. 23 City Council hearing on One Paseo, the Torrey Hills Community Planning Board members wanted to make sure that their voice is heard on the topic. At their Jan. 20 meeting, the board members approved sending a letter to council that details their concerns with the project’s traffic, emergency services and potentially negative impacts to Torrey Hills’ parks, shopping centers and office buildings.

Torrey Hills Board Chair Kathryn Burton said the letter hits on many of the points expressed earlier, in a 2012 letter to the city.

“The density of the proposed project affects Torrey Hills because our community is connected to Carmel Valley by El Camino Real and shares common facilities,” read the letter.

Board member Brad Fagan said the letter states that what Kilroy wants to do is not what the community wants, but he wanted to ensure that they are asking for mixed use of an appropriate size, just not triple the 510,000 square feet that they are entitled to.

“I don’t want to say no to the project no matter what...I think something should be built there,” Fagan said.

Burton noted that the letter does state that the project would have fewer impacts at a size more “consistent with community character.”