Liz Swain 4:24 p.m., May 24
The project from Kilroy Realty Corporation, consists of 1,857440 square feet of residential and commercial space on 23.6 acres near the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real. Complete with it's own "main street," the 10 buildings will house a movie theatre, a 150-room hotel, 608 multi-family units, and 806,000 square feet of retail and office space.
On the website, the project is said to be "a vision inspired by the community."
But some Carmel Valley residents say all they see is traffic, unnecessary retail and office space, and more traffic. Those residents, according to their website, feel the development is a misguided attempt to bring downtown density to a small, suburban community.
"The truth is that this new development will overwhelm the Carmel Valley community and its surrounding San Diego, Del Mar and Solana Beach neighborhoods with increased traffic congestion, infrastructure impacts and degrade our community's character, changing life in Carmel Valley forever."
Those residents have 45 days to comment on the environmental documents.