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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Del Mar Resort Specific Plan Environmental Notice of Preparation (NOP)

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The City of Del Mar (City), as the Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), will initiate preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in accordance with CEQA for the proposed Del Mar Resort Specific Plan (project) proposed on approximately 16.56 acres of land located south of Border Avenue and west of Camino Del Mar, in the northwestern corner of the City of Del Mar. The City has circulated a Notice of Preparation (NOP) providing information describing the proposed project and its potential environmental effects. The NOP document can be viewed electronically at Draft EIR will describe the project needs, goals, and objectives, baseline environmental conditions within the project study area, and the potential environmental effects associated with implementation of the proposed project. 


The proposed project consists of a Specific Plan for a multiple-building resort complex including approximately 290 hotel rooms and 86 residential units. The resort would include a main hotel building on the northeast portion of the project site, as well as individual hotel guestrooms and residential units throughout the center of the project site. Low-cost visitor accommodations and employee housing are also proposed within the resort project. Access to the proposed project and on-site parking would be via Border Avenue to the north of the site at the intersection of Border Ave and S. Sierra Ave.


The City will hold a public scoping meeting on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the City’s Council Chambers, located at 2010 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Suite 100, Del Mar, California, 92014. You are welcome to attend and present environmental information that you believe should be considered in the EIR.


The City is requesting input from government agencies, other organizations, and private citizens regarding the scope and content of the environmental information that should be included in the Draft EIR. The comment period for the NOP begins on September 29, 2017 and ends on October 30, 2017.  Please submit written comments related to the scope and content of the forthcoming Draft EIR no later than October 30, 2017. You may send your responses and comments to Matt Bator, AICP, Senior Planner – City of Del Mar, 1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, California, 92014 or by email to

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