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Point of View: Housing mandate could doom Encinitas by design

High-density residential-commercial complexes such as MarketWalk in San Elijo Hills, pictured Feb. 8, might fit the master-planned community, but do they belong in Olivenhain? (North Coast Current photo)

Roman S. Koenig

February 8, 2015

“Community character” is a phrase that’s been batted about for months as Encinitas debates the shape of its state-mandated Housing Element, a plan that requires an accounting of how the city is going to accommodate population growth, affordable housing and environmental stewardship. The Enc...

Hilltop park offers many views to ponder

Kent Davy

March 1, 2013

On a clear day, you can see forever. Or sometimes it seems that way. On a warm Sunday afternoon recently, we hiked along the San Marcos ridgeline trails, starting just west of the Double Peak parking lot (a wonderful place, by the way, to see North County in 360 degrees), stepping around the north ...

Commercial center under way in San Elijo

Scott Landheer

February 18, 2007

As the population of San Elijo Hills continues to rise, the development of its Towncenter is beginning to take shape. The community hopes to set itself apart from other surrounding developments by offering a small town, Main Street feel to its shopping center and a pedestrian oriented layout to the...

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