Office buildings in the revised plan for One Paseo in Carmel Valley.
Office buildings in the revised plan for One Paseo in Carmel Valley.

The One Paseo project in Carmel Valley, a mixed-use development approved by council members last year but overturned after opponents collected 60,000 petition signatures, goes back before the San Diego City Council Monday afternoon.

The development was planned for an empty 23.6-acre lot south of Del Mar Heights Road, between El Camino Real and High Bluff Drive. But opponents, who were concerned that the project’s density would worsen traffic in an already congested part of town, collected enough signatures to force the approval to be rescinded.

One Paseo site looking northeast toward Del Mar Heights Town Center. Photo by Chris Jennewein

Developer Kilroy Realty says the new design would attract half the daily vehicle trips of the original plan, increase setbacks from main roads and improve landscaping. The plan incorporates 608 housing units, 280,000 square feet of office space and 95,000 square feet of retail.

The number of housing units is the same as the original project, but proposed office and retail space is down by more than half.

“I am encouraging residents in Carmel Valley and the surrounding area to participate in the council hearing on June 27,” council President Sherri Lightner said. “This project is important to the community, and we would like to make sure all the voices are heard.”

The hearing is scheduled to begin at the unusual time of 1 p.m., and will take place at Golden Hall to accommodate an expected large crowd.

Retail businesses in the revised plan for One Paseo in Carmel Valley.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.