The commission voted 5-0 with two members recusing themselves. Chairman Tim Golba described the 11 refinements as generally reducing “the bulk and scale” of the project, but the commission left it to Kilroy to develop specific changes before the project comes before the City Council.
The project, which has been criticized by residents and nearby businesses, would be built on 23 acres of vacant land on the southwest corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real.
In August the developer presented a 30 percent reduction in density, lower building heights, an increase in open space and improvements to traffic flow.
“We’re grateful for the Planning Commission’s thorough examination of One Paseo and unanimous recommendation to move the project forward to the City Council with 11 refinements,” the developer said in a statement after the vote. “Kilroy agreed at the hearing to these project improvements, which will enhance One Paseo’s benefits for the community.
“We are gratified by the commissioners’ acknowledgement that One Paseo clearly implements the General Plan’s City of Villages strategy and is the very best use for this last undeveloped piece of land in Carmel Valley.”
Among the 11 conditions are a 10-20 foot reduction in building heights, shuttle service for office workers at lunchtime, art on walls and parking structures, and water reuse throughout the site.
The project is expected to come before the City Council in January.
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