Council to vote on Pacific View plan & architect Wednesday

The gated-off and neglected Pacific View site awaits its next incarnation in this photo taken on a recent moonlit evening.

The gated-off and neglected Pacific View site awaits its next incarnation in this photo taken on a recent moonlit evening.

The Encinitas City Council will consider two important Pacific View topics at its meeting this Wednesday evening, April 8.

In agenda Item 10B, Pacific View Site Activation Subcommittee members Tony Kranz and Lisa Shaffer will submit their draft report suggesting that the council vote to “authorize staff to prepare a two-step request for proposals and a review process.”

The method and criteria for selecting the Operating Partner organization (or coalition of organizations) that will take the Pacific View site into its new incarnation is outlined in the report, which is based on Kranz and Shaffer’s evaluations of the property, input from city staff and members of the public.

In the greatest detail yet, the report lists “Starting Assumptions” (basic criteria for the Operating Partner candidates, including financial viability), outlines the proposed role of the Operating Partner, proposes a two-stage selection process, and brings a few loose ends to the council’s attention.

The second item, 10C, was prepared by Public Works Deputy Director Ed Deane. It involves the selection of an architectural firm to draw up a Preliminary Design Report for the rehabilitation of the Pacific View site.

Ten firms submitted proposals ranging from $70,000 to $101,950, and Deane recommends to the council that Westberg+White, Inc. of Tustin and San Diego be chosen based on the published selection criteria. Westberg+White also submitted the lowest bid of $70,000: $45,000 for the assessments and report, and $25,000 for “as needed” survey, camera, topographic/Americans With Disabilities Act and deconstruction work.

The April 8 meeting agenda is here, the Pacific View Site Activation Plan report is here, and the Award of Contract for Architectural Services can be read here.

The City of Encinitas website now features a page devoted to Pacific View, which may serve as a clearing house for people to post their interests and capabilities and find potential partners.

Several interior photos of Pacific View’s buildings can be found here. 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 email list here. Your name and email address will only be used by The SavePacificView story as told by local media can be read here.

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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 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.


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

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