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Progress Report
August 30, 2019 · Issue No. 36
In this issue: Strolling Among the Trees

tree planting 1200 block
Newly-planted trees beautify the stroll along the 1200 block of west Camino del Mar.
tree planting

Tree planting continued this week along both sides of Camino del Mar and in the center median between 13th and 11th streets and is scheduled to proceed southward to 9th Street during the week ahead.

Throughout the Downtown Streetscape Project, plans call for 143 ornamental trees, including St. Mary’s magnolias, Strawberry trees, Forest Pansy trees and Crepe Myrtles. Plans even call for a few of Del Mar’s signature Torrey pines.


Trees will be spaced at intervals of roughly 35 feet. To preserve views, most of the treetops will be kept at about 25 feet tall.

tree planting

Week of Sept. 2

  • Sept. 2: Labor Day holiday, no work is scheduled
  • 11th to 9th streets, north to south: tree planting along median and sidewalks;
  • Project-wide: erecting signage that had been removed during construction;
  • Project-wide: energizing new streetlights, removing old ones, associated electrical work; and
  • Punch-list items.


tree planting

Downtown Streetscape video

Del Mar TV tells the story of the downtown beautification program with voices from City leaders and members of the project team.

Watch the video.






stone veneer work
Masons applied a stone veneer to retaining walls  this week at the Canterbury Corner building on Camino del Mar at 10th Street.
veneer work
veneer work
veneer work

electrical worker installing service
An electrical worker pulls wire to bring power to the Camino del Mar median. Courtesy power outlets are in place throughout the Downtown Streetscape Project.

Streetscape in a nutshell

The Downtown Streetscape Project will beautify Camino del Mar and improve safety between 9th and Plaza streets. The $8.1 million project includes new sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes, street furniture, landscaping, paving and other improvements. Construction is scheduled to run through August. The Downtown Streetscape Project was first envisioned in 1996 as part of a citywide street and sidewalk improvement program.

Free parking at Civic Center

Visitors to downtown Del Mar can park for free at the Del Mar Civic Center, 1050 Camino Del Mar. The garage is accessible from entrances on 10th and 11th streets and by a stairway or elevator that connect to the plaza above.

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