Two four-story buildings with 79 condominiums and four ground-floor commercial businesses have been approved for a 1.75-acre site near the Carlsbad Village train station.
The Carlsbad Station development will have entrances from State and Roosevelt streets, a gated, walk-through pedestrian promenade connecting the two streets, a 143-space underground parking structure, and 12 of the condominiums will be reserved for low-income occupants.
“This is a great project,” said Carlsbad Planning Commission member Joseph Stine, calling it “a good mix of residential and commercial, sensitive to the unique character of the village.”
The development adheres to Carlsbad’s Village and Barrio Master Plan, which the city adopted last year to replace the outdated previous Village Master Plan and Design Manual adopted by the city in 1995. The new master plan emphasizes the need for “smart growth,” which encourages developers to place more dense residential projects near public transportation and other services to reduce traffic and the need for long commutes.
By PHIL DIEHL
JUNE 24, 2020
Photo credit: Artist’s rendering of view of Carlsbad Station from Roosevelt Street side.
(Courtesy city of Carlsbad)