Plans for a high-end resort along the North County Coast are causing a high-end headache for some in the Del Mar and Solana Beach communities.
The Solana Beach Town Council met Wednesday to discuss a proposal for the Del Mar Resort, a four-story development on a 16.5-acre parcel along Highway 101 at Via De La Valle atop the bluffs above Dog Beach.
One resident who spoke at the meeting said the development would be the jewel of Solana Beach. Others are upset the resort will obstruct their ocean views.
“I get sick to my stomach,” Brian Feingold said. He's lived in Solana Beach for 22 years. “I tell you because now I’m going to look at this. There's no break here.”
Property co-developer Brad Termini spent the evening trying to ensure upset neighbors that they’ll be able to keep their view of the Pacific Ocean.
“We believe there are very few people that are going to have everything blocked,” he said. “Most view issues we’ve examined are people that have sliver views.”
The development plan also includes a walking trail and another beach access trail that would run between the resort and the Del Mar Beach Club.
The proposed project straddles Solana Beach and Del Mar. The city of Del Mar is holding another informational meeting next Wednesday.