Rss

Pacific View Subcommittee invites input this Tuesday

The classroom building of the closed Pacific View Elementary School as seen on December 19, 2014, the morning the City of Encinitas took ownership of the historic 2.8-acre parcel.

The classroom building of the closed Pacific View Elementary School as seen on December 19, 2014, the morning the City of Encinitas took ownership of the historic 2.8-acre parcel.

Two new developments are accelerating progress toward realizing the transformation of the city’s new Pacific View property.

Designing the process of determining which organizations Encinitas will partner with to realize the future of Pacific View is on the agenda when the Activation Plan Subcommittee holds its third meeting at City Hall at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.

Questions about who will determine which organizations participate in the new Pacific View, which criteria will be used, what uses will be accepted, and how communication and group collaboration will be facilitated are all slated to be explored. Members of the public are encouraged to weigh in on all aspects of the process.

Subcommittee members and Councilmembers Tony Kranz and Lisa Shaffer have included an explanatory note on their agenda for Tuesday’s meeting: “The goal is to define the process by which the City will select an “Operating Partner” for Pacific View. Whatever comes out of the Subcommittee meeting will be considered and used as input for a report from the Council subcommittee to the full Council. The decision about how to proceed will be made by the full Council.”

Shaffer told SavePacificView.org that the subcommittee meeting shouldn’t be confused with an opportunity to present actual plans for the site, since they won’t be heard at this time. So, “if people can’t come to this meeting, they haven’t missed their chance” to weigh in with proposals at a future date according to a process that will be discussed at the meeting and ultimately decided by the full City Council at its April 8 meeting.

Recent city actions relating to Pacific View such as council direction, an architectural study and site maintenance will also be addressed by city staff at Tuesday’s subcommittee meeting. The agenda can be read here.

In addition, the City of Encinitas’ Public Works department has issued a request for architectural proposals for “a complete preliminary design report, and ultimately construction drawings, for the rehabilitation of the Pacific View site.”

The City Council decided at its February 11 meeting that it made sense to get an architectural report before establishing guidelines for those who want to use the site and its buildings.

Architectural consultants who wish to submit proposals have until a Thursday, March 19 deadline, and they must attend a pre-proposal meeting at Pacific View on at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 5. The entire six-page Request for Proposals can be read here.

Inside Pacific View

Encinitas Chamber of Commerce CEO Bob Gattinella (left) and Encinitas City Councilmember Tony Kranz inspected the city's newly acquired Pacific View property on the morning of December 30, 2014. They discussed the condition and salvageability of the buildings, and informally brainstormed uses for them.

Encinitas Chamber of Commerce CEO Bob Gattinella (left) and Encinitas City Councilmember Tony Kranz inspected the city’s newly acquired Pacific View property on the morning of December 30, 2014. They discussed the condition and salvageability of the buildings, and informally brainstormed uses for them.

PV-Tour-12-30-14_01

PV-Tour-12-30-14_02

PV-Tour-12-30-14_03

PV-Tour-12-30-14_06

PV-Tour-12-30-14_05

PV-Tour-12-30-14_07

PV-Tour-12-30-14_08

PV-Tour-12-30-14_09

PV-Tour-12-30-14_10

PV-Tour-12-30-14_011

PV-Tour-12-30-14_12

PV-Tour-12-30-14_15


SavePacificView.org will stay on top of developments and send email updates when new Pacific View events occur. You’re also invited to stay up-to-date on Pacific View news by joining the SavePacificView.org email list here. Your name and email address will only be used by SavePacificView.org. The SavePacificView story as told by local media can be read here.


What are your Pacific View ideas? Click here to Share Your View!


The discussion about what we’d all like to see happen at the Pacific View site, and the process of getting there, continues.
You and your friends are invited to have your say and Share Your View on the SavePacificView.org website. You can login there directly or use your Facebook, Twitter or Google+ ID to post and comment. Your input is much appreciated, and essential to helping create a place that can be enjoyed for generations to come.

Pacific-View-Web-01

The historic Pacific View property as it appeared before the City of Encinitas purchased it in 2014.