After years of planning, false starts and community debate, the Solana Beach City Council approved a mixed-use development at Highway 101 and Dahlia Drive, on the site of a former mobile home park that neighbors described as an “eyesore.”
The action to approve the Solana 101 project came on a unanimous vote of the council following more than three hours of discussion and testimony at a meeting on Tuesday, July 10.
More than two dozen Solana Beach residents filled out speaker slips to address the council, and all of the speakers were in favor of the project to be built by Zephyr Partners. The 1.95-acre parcel is the last large open lot along the city’s coastal corridor. In 2013, the city spent some $7 million on renovating the Highway 101 corridor, in part to stimulate private development in the area.
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