Del Mar residents to vote on coastal hotel land development in March primary
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Del Mar residents gathered at Del Mar City Hall on Thursday to debate a controversial plan to build a resort on an oceanfront property above Del Mar’s Dog Beach.
The development proposal, known as Measure G, aims to build a 65-room hotel, 27 villas, 22-low income housing units and four homes with unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean.
Supporters of Measure G say they rather have a community space than gated estates occupying the coastal space. Other residents said the site should be left alone, especially because of already unstable bluffs in the area, leaving many residents worried.
The initiative also proposes to remove all of the environmental protections currently in place to protect and preserve scenic bluffs and canyons.
The vote is scheduled to take place March 3.