Del Mar Resort Specific Plan

Del Mar Resort Property Oblique

Project Description

The proposed project consists of a Specific Plan for a multiple-building resort complex including approximately 251 hotel rooms and 76 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.

Project Location

The project site includes approximately 16.56 acres and is located south of Border Avenue and west of Camino Del Mar, in the northwestern corner of the City of Del Mar. Assessor’s Parcel Numbers include 298-241-06, 07, 29, 34, 35, 36 and 299-030-14 and 15. The site comprises eight parcels, seven of which are vacant. The southernmost parcel is currently developed with a one-story, 5,800-square foot residence.

Progress Update

Zephyr Development and the Robert Green Company, the developers of the proposed Del Mar Resort (Border Avenue and Camino del Mar) scheduled a series of additional community outreach meetings for input and feedback. These meetings offer further information on the resort details as the plans progress. Having heard many comments from community members, Del Mar advisory committee members and the public, the development team wishes to share how they have initially responded to the comments to date and gain feedback. The outreach meetings are public, with an invitation via the development’s website, The development team is interested in following up with the numerous people they have already met in previous outreach efforts, along with those people who visit their website for information and those that want to learn more about Del Mar Resort. These informal meetings will prepare the development team for their future formal outreach and entitlement hearings (PC/DRB presentations).

The presentation to City Council on September 17, 2018 about the status report on the process can be viewed here.

The video of September 17, 2018 City Council Meeting can be found here: Item 16

Citizen's Participation Program Project Proposal Meeting (CPP 2)
Date: August 27, 2018
Time:  4:00 - 6:00PM
Location: City of Del Mar Town Hall - 1050 Camino Del Mar

The preliminary architectural design plans for the proposed Del Mar Resort can be viewed here. Public comments for inclusion in the CPP summary report for the Del Mar Resort will be accepted until September 24, 2018. Please submit all written comments to Matt Bator, contact information is listed below.

 Specific Plan Documents

The proposed project involves legislative and development components that would be addressed through a Specific Plan process.  The Specific Plan process ensures that opportunities for the involvement of citizens, public agencies, public utilities, civic education, and other community groups are provided.

Environmental Documents

CEQA review is currently underway in the form of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR).  All CEQA issues will be evaluated and significant impacts will be identified in the EIR, as applicable; with a focus on the following probable environmental effects: Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources (including Tribal Cultural Resources), Geology and Soils (including bluff erosion/instability), Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality, Land Use (including Coastal Zone requirements), Noise, Public Services, Transportation/Traffic, and Utilities, Service Systems, and Energy. Other environmental effects including Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Mineral Resources, Population and Housing, and Recreation, are not anticipated to result in significant impacts and are expected to be discussed in the EIR as Effects Found Not to be Significant.

Contact Information:

City of Del Mar: 

Matt Bator, Principal Planner - Current Planning | Email: | Phone: 858-755-9313