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Two turn lanes, one eastbound and one westbound onto Interstate 5, will be added along with other improvements regarding Measure A. The special election is Feb. 23 for the proposal to develop 26 acres for a luxury mall and 177 acres of open space on the south shore of Agua Hedionda Lagoon. Photo by Steve Puterski

If mall passes, developer will RANCHO SFNEWS mitigate ‘more than their impact’

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By Steve Puterski

CARLSBAD — On Feb. 23, the fate of one of the most controversial plans in recent history will be known. Voters will decide whether or not to allow the development of 26 acres for a luxury mall, while the remaining 177 acres will be dedicated to open space on the south shore of Agua Hedionda Lagoon north of Cannon Road. In the second part of The Coast News’ threepart series, the traffic report is summarized and details of improvements. The traffic analysis is one of the most hotly contested reports as opponents have stated the influx of vehicles is underestimated; while proponents argue the roadways will be improve. The city of Carlsbad commissioned Michael Baker International, an independent consulting firm, to review Caruso

Oceanside National Little League will celebrate its Opening Day Ceremonies Feb. 20 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 4300 Mesa Drive, Oceanside. It will feature an active-duty Color Guard to present colors for the National Anthem, a Boy Scout Troop to lead the pledge of allegiance and the young players leading the Little League Pledge. The day will also offer food trucks, and all kinds of activities for the youngsters, along with three games that day. Courtesy photo

50-year-old nursery downsizing Property to be subdivided By Bianca Kaplanek

ness partner, Victoria, decided to scale back Feather Acres Farm and Nursery on Avocado Place. “We weren’t using the property to the best of its ability so we decided to downsize,” he said. They sold three-quarters of the property to a local man who has been coming to the property, riding ponies, since he was 4 years old. “His mother has been a client of ours for years,” Van Arsdale said. “He’s enAfter serving the community for more than 50 years, Ted and Victoria joyed the experience his en-

SOLANA BEACH — A seven-home subdivision is being proposed for a 4-acre lot in the eastern section of the city that is currently home to a floral business that once also offered pony rides, a petting zoo and cowboy-themed party opportunities. After serving the community for more than 50 years, Ted Van Arsdale said Van Arsdale are downsizing Feather Acres Farm and Nursery on Avohe and his wife and busi- cado Place. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

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Affiliated’s 4,000-page report. The city’s consultant’s reports were compiled into the 9212 report, which summarizes their findings compared to the Kosmont Group, which was hired by Caruso Affiliated. Rick Caruso, the Los Angeles-based developer, will pay about $10 million toward traffic improvements. Perhaps the biggest issue surrounds Cannon Road, Interstate 5, Paseo Del Norte and even Legoland Drive. West of I-5 along Cannon Road, the proposal calls for widening one westbound lane to create two through lanes and one right turn/through lane at the Paseo Del Norte intersection. Eastbound, a right turn lane will be added at the intersection to enter the mall, while an addiTURN TO MALL ON A15

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