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.

2 comments:

  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,

    FM

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  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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