When you're thinking about One Paseo, you should try to imagine how big the buildings will really be. Of course, Kilroy makes it hard by not showing any pictures of the larger structures, concentrating on the life down at street level. Once you're outside of One Paseo, on the streets of Carmel Valley, the view you'll get won't look anything like the marketing images provided by Kilroy. Instead, our San Diego community will be transformed into an urban nightmare, with buildings that are mostly 5, 6 and 10 stories tall. Look at this video of La Jolla Crossroads for a flavor of what that might be like:
We understand everyone has a right to their own opinion; however it is too bad that many of the people writing about One Paseo a “Main Street for Carmel Valley” in a negative way and using terms such as “monstrosity” are simply uninformed with how successful mixed-use development works. We might add that references to UTC are simply misleading.
Should I feel bad that they're misunderstood and it seems like we've hurt their feelings? No! This is not a person, it's a corporation. It has no feelings, only the bottom line. It's all about greed, trying to get a monstrosity built in suburban Carmel Valley. We are not uninformed or ignorant, we know exactly what they're trying to do.
This is a location where they should be building a village, much like what was imagined in San Diego's City of Villages plan. However, the developers have hijacked the village idea and turned it into a nightmare. We want something better for our Carmel Valley Main Street.