More than half the users of One Paseo will be from outside our community.
Carmel Valley was envisioned as a “self-contained” neighborhood, with roads designed for local use. Local streets could support an appropriately sized village of upscale shops and restaurants aimed at community use, however, there is no justification for building One Paseo’s proposed 270,000 square feet of retail space, which requires a new “regional” zoning classification. If you look at the traffic map in the DEIR, you'll quickly see that the majority of the 26,000 trips attributed to One Paseo are going in and out of Carmel Valley, clogging Del Mar Heights Road to the east and west, and both the freeway and El Camino Real to the north and south. Why are we building this monster mall so that even more people from remote communities drive into Carmel Valley, bringing traffic that the roads can't handle?