Del Mar transitioned contractual animal services from the County of San Diego to the San Diego Humane Society (SDHS). SDHS will offer expanded adoption services, humane law enforcement and specialty programs like the Kitten Nursery, Behavior Center, PAWS San Diego and community outreach. Additional information about the services provided by the SDHS can be found at https://www.sdhumane.org/san-diego-animals-will-continue-eceiving-the-protection-they-deserve/ .
On July 2, the Council approved approved an Ordinance to rescind the Garden Del Mar Specific Plan and adopt the 941 Camino Del Mar Specific Plan in its place. The Council also certified the project’s Supplemental Environmental Impact Report and approved General Plan and Local Coastal Program Amendments. The new specific plan is a stand-alone regulatory and policy document that prescribes process and standards for the future development of 941 Camino Del Mar. The Council’s actions did not approve a particular building or site design, rather only the Specific Plan document. A new, mixed-use development containing a mix of residential, commercial/retail and office uses designed in accordance with the standards of the new Specific Plan has been submitted and is presently undergoing review by City staff. The development will be heard by the Design Review Board at a future public hearing. Although Measure B has been invalidated by the courts, the Council decided to honor its commitment to put the final plan on the November ballot for a citywide vote. Summary in September issue.
Ad Hoc Advice
The Ad Hoc Design Review Committee has submitted its final report and recommendations to the City Council. The Council directed staff to review all changes and submit work plans for Council review over the next several months.
Beach Too FAR
A 462-signature petition has been filed for an initiative to be voted on by Del Mar voters. The initiave asks for the Beach Protection Ordinance to be amended so that properties that own to the mean high tide line will calculate their Floor Area Requirement (FAR) without counting sand and sea areas west of the SPA line (Shoreline Protection Area). The names are being verified against voter rolls. If the petition qualifies, the Council will ask for Planning And Legal analysis before placing it on the November ballot or a later ballot.