Carmel Valley Issues & Actions
Major development projects and key land use policies will affect the future of Carmel Valley. LandWatch has been working for responsible development with respect to both land use policy and large project proposals.
Current Projects in Carmel Valley:
There are a lot of proposals in the Carmel Valley area that have required our short and long-term attention. Many of the proposals have impacts to water sources, conversion of natural lands, and traffic.
Project Proposed: 2006
LandWatch Position: Varies by Topic
Status: Varies by Topic
The Rancho Cañada project proposes 281-mixed-use residential units with 140 deed-restricted for Affordable and Workforce housing.
Project Proposed: 2006
LW Position: Commented on Revised EIR
Status: Judge Overturned Project/EIR
Archived Projects in Carmel Valley:
The Canine Sports Facility and Event Center would include daily member usage and up to “24 event days” per year. In addition to several trailers for use as an office, and for members, storage and restrooms, there would also be a fenced field, parking area and walking paths.
Project Proposed: 2013
LW Position:Opposes the Project
Project Status: Denied
The Board of Supervisors are working toward an ordinance to limit development via implementing a policy in the Carmel Valley Master Plan.
Project Proposed: 2000
LW Position: Reviewed, Urged Stronger Language
Status: Approved with Stronger Policy Language
The Carmel Rio Road project includes mixed income residential on 7.9 acres within the Carmel Valley Master Plan.
Project Proposed: 2016
LW Position: Opposes the Project
Project Status: Denied on Appeal by Supervisors
This project would remodel the existing Carmel Valley Shopping Center and demolish a movie theatre and grocery store.
Project Proposed: 2004
LW Position: Requested More Review
A mini-storage facility is being proposed in Carmel Valley without the necessary environmental review required by CEQA. The proposal is inconsistent with the Carmel Valley Master Plan which requires a "limit on development" in the area based on the fact that the Hatton Canyon Bypass has not been constructed.
Project Proposed: 1999
LW Position: Reviewed, No Position Taken
The subdivision of 891 acres into 94 market-rate residential lots, 15 lots or units for inclusionary housing; continuation of the existing equestrian facility open to the public on a 20.2 acre lot; and 783 acres proposed as open space.
Project Proposed: 1998
LW Position: Commented on EIR
After a 10-year struggle to preserve the unique beauty and quality of life in Carmel Valley, on June 2, 2009, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors finally gave local residents the chance to create their own town by setting the date for the election.
Project Proposed: 2009
LW Position: Supports the Measure
Status: The Measure Failed To Get Enough Votes