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Posted on: January 17, 2021

Tuesday agenda: Housing, clean energy, utility undergrounding

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A special City Council meeting set for 3 p.m. Tuesday includes discussions on the draft housing element update, energy product offerings of the Clean Energy Alliance, and possibly reinitiating Del Mar's Utility Undergrounding Project.

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 17, 2021

Council gives go-ahead for inter-agency rail crossing study

aerial view of train tracks on Del Mar bluffs

The City Council on Jan. 11 approved an agreement with regional planning and transportation agencies to launch the Safe Rail Trail and Pedestrian Crossing Study.

Commissioned in partnership with the San Diego Association of Governments and North County Tra...

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Posted on: January 17, 2021

Subcommittee formed for North Commercial Zone referendum

North Commercial (NC) Zone

The City Council on Jan. 21 agreed to form an ad hoc subcommittee to discuss alternatives to a ballot initiative with the organizer of the referendum.The organizer, Del Mar resident Arnold Wiesel, initiated the referendum to repeal an ordinance approved i...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Dunham House moves to Encinitas

Dunham House on trailer

A piece of Del Mar’s history moved to Encinitas this week after being lifted from its foundations and transported atop supersized trailers.

The Dunham House, built on 10th Street in 1885 and believed to be an original home of Del Mar founder Jaco...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

NCTD report outlines fencing plan for Del Mar bluffs

aerial view of train tracks on Del Mar bluffs

A North County Transit District report outlines plans to install chain link fencing along the Del Mar bluffs rail corridor.

Prepared by the consulting firm WSP and released in October, the study examines railroad rights-of-way and bases its findings on dat...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 25, 2020

NCTD petition to Surface Transportation Board regarding Del Mar railroad

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On August 28, 2020, the North County Transit District (NCTD) filed a Petition for Declaratory Order with the Federal Surface Transportation Board (“STB”) in Washington, DC, naming the City of Del Mar and the California Coastal Commission as Parties.&n...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 8, 2020

City Council approves Housing Element Update

Cover page of Housing Element Update

Acting on recommendations from its Planning Commission and staff, the City Council on Oct. 5 approved a draft of Del Mar’s 6th Cycle Housing Element Update.  The Council’s vote certified an accompanying environmental impact report and authorized ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 12, 2020

City publishes plans for Accessory Dwelling Units

ADU floor plan

As Del Mar pivots to meet State housing requirements, the City has published three floor plans for accessory dwelling units.

The floor plans – one each for a studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom unit – adhere to State mandates and City codes.

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