Tags: Marcela Escobar-Eck

January 24, 2017

Marcela Escobar-Eck Weighs in on Planning for an MLS Stadium and Housing at the Q

Original article appears on Voice of San Diego

A new proposal for the Qualcomm Stadium site includes a $200 million stadium, a river park, student housing and more. It’s unclear whether San Diegans will get to weigh in with a public vote, but there’s no shortage of opinions about how this should play out. We asked local urban planners, architects and community members what they want to see happen to the site.

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November 26, 2016

Marcela Escobar-Eck Leads the Team on the Uptown Gateway Council

Original article appears on San Diego Union Tribune

High-rises could be headed toward Hillcrest as a result of the new Uptown Community Plan adopted by the City Council last week. The update to the 1988 land-use plan for the 2,700-acre collection of communities south of Interstate 8 and between Old Town and North Park calls for maxing out at about 32,000 homes and 55,700 people, about the same as envisioned a generation ago. The current population stands at 38,900, living in 23,200 homes, according to San Diego Association of Government estimates.

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October 3, 2016

Measure C Debate

Original article appears on Voice of San Diego

One of the biggest crowds at Politifest was at the debate over Measure C, the Chargers’ plan to build a convadium in East Village. City Councilman Chris Cate, architect Rob Quigley and former San Diego Economic Development Corp. CEO Julie Meier-Wright argued against the measure; while Chargers adviser Marcela Escobar-Eck, the San Diego Stadium Coalition’s Jason Riggs and Save Our Bolts’ Thomas Powell made a case for it.

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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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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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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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January 27, 2014

Q&A with Marcela Escobar-Eck

After several years of working in the public sec tor, Marcela Escobar-Eck started the Atlantis Group, a land use and strategic planning consulting firm in San Diego. Atlantis was recently named a best new emerging company by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Escobar-Eck took a few minutes recently to discuss about the company, her plan for success and some things that might surprise those who know her

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