Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Carlsbad's Plans to Gentrify Ponto will cost Encinitas millions

Carlsbad is like our jock older brother who takes steroids and drives a monster truck and ask to borrow money from you at the worst time possible.

NCT.com story:

Encinitas challenging Ponto plan

ENCINITAS -- The Ponto Beachfront Village Vision Plan could leave Encinitas footing the bill for up to $4 million in roadwork, according to a report headed to the Encinitas City Council Wednesday.

Plans to develop 50 acres in Carlsbad -- opposite Batiquitos Lagoon from Encinitas -- would dump up to 5,000 vehicle trips a day onto La Costa Avenue, an Encinitas road that would need new lanes and signals to accommodate the traffic, Encinitas planning Director Patrick Murphy wrote in a report to the council.

Carlsbad has proposed that developers of the controversial Ponto plan contribute $5.3 million toward the cost of improving La Costa Avenue.

"The Encinitas engineering staff ... believes the estimate is significantly low," Murphy wrote, adding the cost "is more likely to be $7.9 million to $9.3 million."

The Encinitas City Council will consider authorizing Murphy to outline the discrepancy in a letter to the city's neighbor to the north when the council meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 505 S. Vulcan Ave.

Carlsbad's City Council is expected to hold a public hearing on the Ponto plan Oct. 23.


  1. ooooh that talk about the Jock older brother turns me on....

    Maybe the new Ponto developments will petition the City to move me up there. I would love the attention from the steriod older brothers checkin me out!

    Hugs and Kithes,


  2. I think La Costa Ave is fine just the way it is. There is never traffic, and i don't hear anyone complaining. Plus, why waste the money if theres no problem? Also, people like the way everything looks natural, no one likes construction by the beach.


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