Approximately 70 members of the Carlsbad community attended the May 26 meeting for the La Costa Avenue Improvement Plan. This was the second in a series of three community workshops to develop the ultimate plan for La Costa Avenue between El Camino Real and Rancho Santa Fe Road. City staff and their consultant reviewed the community input from the first meeting, held April 28, including specific concerns and preferences for various devices being considered for installation on La Costa, and three concept plans developed to gain additional information on preferred options for La Costa Avenue. Each of the concept alternatives was developed to determine preferences for the various tradeoffs involved in making improvements to La Costa Avenue. Participants were then invited to review the three concept alternatives and provide input on how well each met the planning objectives and addressed the community concerns. Comment sheets were provided to gain additional insight into why participants preferred certain options or features in each of the alternatives.
The input received on the concept plans will be used to develop a draft plan for La Costa that combines aspects of the various concept alternatives and variations suggested by the community and city staff. The draft plan will be presented at the June 23 meeting for discussion and development of an ultimate vision for La Costa Avenue.