DEL MAR, Calif. —
Del Mar residents voted to decide the fate of the Marisol Project on Tuesday, March 3.
As of Wednesday morning with 100% precincts reporting, it looks as if the community has decided that it does not want the project in Del Mar. The Marisol project was planning to build a 65-room hotel with villas, affordable rental housing, and additional lodging for moderate-income guests, plus restaurants and more than a mile of trails.
A “yes” vote on Measure G would have allowed the 17-acre project to move forward.
The City of Del Mar released the following statement prior to the election, adding that it has not taken a stance on the measure:
“On March 3, 2020, Del Mar voters will be asked to consider Measure G, which is a local ballot measure pertaining to the proposed Marisol Specific Plan Initiative. Measure G was placed on the ballot through a citizen’s initiative process, it is not a City initiated ballot measure. The City Council has not taken a position on Measure G, and it should be noted that actions and statements made by any member of the City Council are being made on their own behalf, not on behalf of the Del Mar City Council.”
Supporters said the project will be a strong asset to the Del Mar community.
However, critics worried about possible traffic impacts. The initiative also proposed removing all of the environmental protections currently in place to protect and preserve scenic bluffs and canyons.