Based on community input, the City of Carlsbad has updated designs for a project to improve safety, traffic flow and the overall coastal experience in the area around Cannon Road and Carlsbad Boulevard, known locally as the Terramar neighborhood.
The updated designs show a final proposed design for the bluff area across from the power plant and two options for Carlsbad Boulevard around Cannon Road. One shows a traffic signal at Cannon Road and Cerezo Drive; the other shows a roundabout at these intersections.
Bluff top Area
Greater bluff protection by reducing the number of paths and adding a low-profile cable fence along the western edge.
Created paths that will make it easier to get back and forth from the bluff top to the beach while helping to protect the bluff from damage and erosion.
Reduced the amount of seating and gathering places from previous designs to include just a few small seating areas designed for short visits (backless benches).
Made the overall design more natural, with unpaved paths, minimal lighting and coastal landscaping. Eliminated shade structures and trees.
Added some drinking fountains, recycle/trash cans and bike racks.
Created a new ADA compliant beach access and parking spaces.