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Public Hearing Scheduled For Smaller One Paseo Project

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Photo by Katie Schoolov

The site of the proposed One Paseo development in Carmel Valley, Jan. 9, 2015.

After being forced back to the drawing board, the developers of the One Paseo project in Carmel Valley are scheduled to return to the San Diego City Council for a public hearing next week.

The City Council gave the mixed-use project — on an empty 23.6-acre lot south of Del Mar Heights Road, between El Camino Real and High Bluff Drive — its backing early last year but opponents collected enough signatures to force the approval to be rescinded.

Opponents were concerned that the project's density would worsen traffic in an already congested part of town.

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 1 p.m., and will take place at Golden Hall to accommodate an expected large crowd.

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