The Coast News Group

Solana Beach: ‘No Del Mar Resort’

The citizens of Solana Beach want to ask the citizens of Del Mar for their support in stopping the massive development of the Del Mar Resort on the bluff located at the corner of Border Street and Coast Highway 101 in Solana Beach.

This development will take away the views of hundreds of Solana Beach residents. We all know how important ocean views are, not only for our property values, but an overall good feeling one has when they can look at the beauty of the ocean from their home.

However, what it so deeply disturbing is the ruining of this iconic piece of ocean bluff property.

Currently, this piece of land is zoned for residential development. As we all know, the height limits and density for residential homes is much lower than the height limits and density for a commercial development.

As busy as our beach communities already are and the amount of people and traffic our area generates it is inconceivable to think that the City of Del Mar would allow a project of this magnitude to be built.

Yes, the development would most seriously impact the residents of Solana Beach as far as noise, traffic and loss of views, but Del Mar residents need to know that traffic will increase as well and the beautiful beach both to the West and South will be severely impacted by this development.

If allowed, this development will ruin the character at the entrance to the beautiful city of Del Mar. Generations before have enjoyed this iconic piece of land which could be lost to all of us and future generations.

Please join the residents of Solana Beach and say, “NO DEL MAR RESORT.”

Show your support in opposing this project by writing Matt Bator in the Planning Department of the City of Del Mar at [email protected] and attending the Citizen Participation Meeting on this project being held between the hours of 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the City Hall in Del Mar on Monday, August 27th.

There is an old saying that says “there is no right way to do the wrong thing.”

Solana Beach  hopes the residents of Del Mar agree that allowing this project to go forward would be the wrong thing on so many levels.

Jan Shields

Solana Beach