In The News

June 24, 2016

“What’s a YIMBY?” Maya Rosas explains.

Original article appears on Voice of San Diego

Two San Diegans are trying to bring a national movement to town in which activists beg cities to build more homes in their neighborhoods, turning on its head the more common “not in my backyard” mentality. They joined the show this week to tell us how it’s going.

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March 18, 2016

Inagural Meeting of the City of San Diego Climate Action Plan Implementation Working Group

Original article appears on CBS8

A working group formed to implement provisions of the city of San Diego's plan to address climate change held its inaugural meeting Friday and will soon begin issuing recommendations.

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February 25, 2016

Marcela Escobar-Eck Speaks Out Against Down-Zoning in Uptown

Original article appears on San Diego Uptown News

The Uptown Planners have gone “back to the future” by turning down the January revisions to the Uptown Community Plan update and directing city planners to return to the June 2015 version. The volunteer group voted 11-2, with one abstention, on Feb. 16 to reject the latest revisions to the Land Use Element, which encouraged higher density along Uptown’s major transit corridors: Park Boulevard, Washington Street, University Avenue, and Fourth, Fifth and Sixth avenues. Six bus lines provide service to those areas.

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January 26, 2016

San Diego’s New Armenian Church Campus Approved by State Coastal Commission

Original article appears on Asbarez

In a historic vote of 11-0, the California State Coastal Commission approved St. John Garabed Armenian Church’s application to build a new church campus near Del Mar, California. The vote was taken on Thursday, January 14, 2016 in the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chambers. The new campus, which will be built in stages over a period of several years, will include a sanctuary, social hall, education center, library, gymnasium, youth center, Armenian heritage park, picnic and meditation space, and abundant parking.

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July 31, 2015

The Stadium Study’s Magically Shortened Timeline

Original article appears on Voice of San Diego

Land use consultant Marcela Escobar-Eck schools us on the technical details of stepping on the gas to get the Chargers stadium’s environmental impact report done.

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March 17, 2015

Marcela Escobar-Eck: ‘We Can’t Continue to Grow Out; We Have to Grow Up’

Original article appears on Voice of San Diego

On a special edition podcast, land use consultant Marcela Escobar-Eck gets in deep on some of San Diego’s biggest projects she’s worked on.

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March 2, 2015

One Paseo is a new neighborhood village in San Diego

One Paseo is a new neighborhood village in San Diego. It is the largest investment in green design in Carmel Valley & sets a new green standard in the region. Marcela served as the project’s principal land-use and entitlement consult

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February 24, 2015

San Diego City Council Approves One Paseo Project in Carmel Valley

Original article appears on Del Mar Times

San Diego City Council approved the One Paseo development in Carmel Valley with a 7-2 vote on Feb. 23. The meeting stretched for seven hours, and hundreds of project opponents filled council chambers and overflow rooms.

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February 24, 2015

San Diego City Council Approves One Paseo Development

Original article appears on KPBS

The San Diego City Council Monday night tentatively approved a 23.6-acre mixed-use housing, retail and office project in Carmel Valley following several hours of testimony from hundreds of opponents and supporters and a few slight modifications.

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February 23, 2015

Council Approves Controversial One Paseo in Carmel Valley

Original article appears on Times of San Diego

After a marathon seven-hour session, with hundreds of opponents and supporters in attendance, the San Diego City Council on Monday approved the controversial $750 million One Paseo project in Carmel Valley.

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