On April 2nd the Carlsbad City Council voted unanimously to approve a 656 unit development at Quarry Creek. The only concession made was to preserve a portion of the panhandle known as R5. They ignored the Planning Commission’s recommendation to limit the number of units to 606. This Tuesday, April 16, at 9 am in the Faraday Center (1635 Faraday Center Room 173-a), the City Council will have their final hearing on part of the Quarry Creek project- the implementing ordinance and Master Plan that will guide the actual development. This gives us an opportunity to rebut what was said at the last hearing and challenge some of the inconsistencies. We need as much support as possible from the community. Please try to attend this meeting and speak out.
To see recent articles on the progress of the Quarry Creek development check our Media page.
Preserve Calavera is campaigning to protect the panhandle of Buena Vista Creek Valley currently slated for development. View the program produced by Oceanside’s KOCT on Quarry Creek to get more details on our position and the need to scale back this project.
Take action by reading what you can do in the Quarry Creek- issue statement.
Recently, the draft Environmental Impact Report for the Quarry Creek development was released. Over 25 responses to this DEIR from different agencies, organizations, and individuals, including Preserve Calavera, have been sent to Carlsbad city offices for their review. See our response here.
As part of our ongoing campaign, you can sign our online petition.
SOS for Open Space – Saving the Natural Lands of Carlsbad
Preserve Calavera is leading a coalition of community organizations on a grass roots campaign to save some of the priceless natural lands of Carlsbad. These natural lands are a key part of what makes this such a special place to live. But many of the areas are under immediate threat of development. We need to preserve the best of what we have left- places like the Buena Vista Creek Valley with the sacred El Salto waterfall. Places like Village H that serves as a natural meeting area for the community. Places like Kato/Mandana that provide the critical link in the regional wildlife movement corridor. Places where our children can connect with nature and everyone can enjoy a quiet walk or hear the sound of a creek or the call of a bird. Open space gives us a high quality of life and preserves our property values. It is good for residents, businesses and visitors alike.
In 2002 the residents of Carlsbad passed Measure C- authorizing some of the millions of reserve funds to be allocated for the acquisition of open space and trails. In 2007 a City Council appointed citizen’s committee evaluated and prioritized the remaining lands. Ten years seems like long enough to do what the voters asked them to do- allocate these funds to a restricted account and preserve some of these lands before it is too late. Finally, in June, 2012, the Carlsbad City Council agreed to set aside $5 million for open space. We continue to educate the public and lobby the city council to use this money for natural open space acquisition while it is still available. Share our the new video above with friends and family.