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Leucadia Streetscape plans remain in place, but concerns still loom

Coast Highway 101 grates can be found throughout downtown Encinitas, installed as part of a streetscape project several years ago. A similar project is now slated for Leucadia. (Photo by Jill5141, iStock Getty Images)

Linus Smith

July 11, 2018

After more than a decade, the city of Encinitas aims to begin construction of the Leucadia Streetscape Project in October, pending full approval of the project plans from the California Coastal Commission, anticipated in August.

City: Leucadia tree removal likely, but not yet scheduled

Jessica LaFontaine

August 21, 2014

With Leucadia’s canopy of trees along Coast Highway 101 and the rail corridor diminishing every year due to tree removals, and the emergence of city plans to remove a large, longstanding eucalyptus tree from the center divide of the highway, some residents are expressing dismay about the removal of...

Merchants await finish of Solana Beach project

Pedestrians walk around final construction along Highway 101 in Solana Beach in early August. (Photo by Ernesto Lopez)

Ernesto Lopez

August 16, 2013

With construction nearing completion on the Solana Beach streetscape project along the Highway 101 corridor, most businesses are starting to see a higher flow of customers come through their doors compared to a few months back. Soon after the beginning of construction, back in July 2012, shopkeepers...

From main street to the village: Encinitas downtown advocate Peder Norby shifts to Carlsbad

Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association then-Executive Director Peder Norby (right) stands with manager Dody Crawford (center) and intern Mathew Gelbman in this 2007 file photo. (Photo by David J. Olender)

Heather Rushall

August 13, 2013

Longtime downtown Encinitas advocate and Highway 101 Coordinator Peder Norby announced his decision to move his passion for economic redevelopment to Carlsbad after 16 years with the city. The city of Encinitas agreed to an early contract termination effective Aug. 15, the same day Norby’s one-year...

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