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Enough signatures gathered against One Paseo Project

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) -Opponents of the 23.6-acre One Paseo development in Carmel Valley collected enough signatures to force the San Diego City Council to rescind its approval of the project or place the issue before voters, according to the City Clerk's Office.

The backers of the referendum succeed in getting over 34,000 valid signatures opposing One Paseo. 

The San Diego City Council will have to decide whether to rescind its approval of the 23.6-acre project, or put the issue to a public vote. 

Opponents said they turned in more than 60,000 signatures; however, nearly 29,500 requests were received from people asking that their names be taken off the petitions, according to City Clerk Elizabeth Maland.

The $750 million One Paseo proposal, from Kilroy Realty, would include 10 buildings encompassing nearly 1.5 million square feet of floor space, including shops, offices, a movie theater and more than 600 housing units south of Del Mar Heights Road, between El Camino Real and High Bluff Drive.

It was approved on a pair of City Council votes earlier this year, by margins of 7-2 and 6-1.

According to opponents, such a dense development will bring even more traffic to an already congested area, and it goes against the community's zoning plan. Supporters say high-tech traffic signals will relieve congestion, and that the so-called "urban infill" project is the wave of the future for San Diego development.

Friday was the last day allowed for signature counting. Results are expected to be announced in the afternoon.

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