The Encinitas City Council discussed the results of the citywide workshop on Wednesday night. This presentation came as a result of the March 28 workshop in which residents of Encinitas provided their opinions on housing and policy development for the Comprehensive General Plan Update (CGPU).
Highlights from the presentation included:
Establishing more mixed-use land in Encinitas, which would combine shopping and living units in the same area. Two areas that residents believe could take advantage of mixed-used land are the Encinitas Boulevard and El Camino Real corridors. More focus areas could also be included to give the walkways more character. Planners are hoping this will give the city more pedestrian activity, which could increase tourism.
WTF? I went to the early community forums, and the overwhelming #1 issue was "preserve the existing character of our unique communities." This doesn't make the final report but the public's love of developers' pet projects does?
Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?
Exit question: if the public loves "mixed-use" so much, why aren't they buying the condos at Pacific Station and the Moonlight Lofts? And why aren't the retail and office spaces there filled and thriving?