Developers Seek Community Input for SoCal Oceanfront Resort

Plans for the 16-acre parcel in Del Mar include branded resort villas, restaurants, meeting space and a city park.
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Zephyr and  The Robert Green Co. plan to develop a 16-acre oceanfront site in Del Mar, Calif.

By Ariela Moraru

San Diego— Encinitas, Calif.-based developers Zephyr and The Robert Green Co. have entered into an agreement to jointly acquire and develop a 16-acre oceanfront site in Del Mar.

Located on the bluffs above North Beach (known locally as Dog Beach), the parcel sits between Camino Del Mar, a road that runs parallel to the shoreline, and the Pacific Ocean. The site consists of seven tracts whose three separate owners have agreed to sell the properties.

According to Zephyr’s CEO Brad Termini, the developers are seeking community input on the project’s scope and design. So far, the proposed elements include a luxury resort, branded resort villas, restaurants and meeting space. A city park could provide access to four acres of walking trails starting at North Beach and ending at a point overlooking North Beach and the Del Mar Racetrack. A public community meeting and planning schedule will be announced soon.

“When we envisioned the concept for this development over a year ago, a major goal was to maximize opportunities for the community to enjoy this incredible space, with its existing natural beauty and abundant resources,” said Termini in a prepared statement.

Zephyr has developed several high-end mixed-use properties along the coast. Current projects include SummerHouse Carlsbad, a 35-unit enclave of luxury beach condos; South Cove, a community featuring 168 luxury residences and public park located across the street from Doheny State Beach in Dana Point; The Park, Bankers Hill, a 14-story, luxury residential building located across from Balboa Park in San Diego’s Bankers Hill neighborhood.

The Robert Green Co. has developed luxury resorts including the Four Seasons hotels and resorts in Carlsbad, Palo Alto and Jackson, Wyo., the Everly Hotel in Hollywood, the Pendry Hotel in San Diego, and the recently announced Montage and Pendry Resort Hotels La Quinta.

“Del Mar offers unbelievable beaches, a vibrant and beautiful downtown, hiking trails and of course the racetrack,” said Robert Green, president & CEO of the eponymous company, in prepared remarks. “We look forward to introducing a design that is unique to the city’s identity and complements the community character.”

Image courtesy of Zephyr