The 16-acre stretch of oceanfront land that sits on the bluffs above North Beach (also known as Dog Beach) in Del Mar has been shut off from the public for the last 100 years.
This one-of-a-kind coastal property consists of seven parcels owned by three local families. When Brad Termini – CEO of Zephyr, an Encinitas-based development company that creates high-end, mixed-use properties along the coast – was approached to develop five gated mega-mansions on the middle parcel, he was instead intent on making the site usable and accessible to the community. The proposed plan for five private homes would continue to keep the property inaccessible to the public.
Brad approached Robert Green, also a North County-based real estate developer with deep experience in resort development, about developing the site, and making this coveted piece of land into something the public will be able to enjoy for the first time.
Over the course of the last year, Brad and Robert, both North County coastal residents, have been working with the land owners to assemble the site. The goal is to create something that fits into the landscape and scale of the community and is characteristic of Del Mar. As locals who live near the site, Brad and Robert understand just how important this is to residents, and are committed to ensuring the project adds value to the community by incorporating resources and amenities that will have a positive impact.
As Zephyr and The Robert Green Company begin the process of moving forward with the project, which sits at the corner of Camino Del Mar and Border Avenue, they are seeking input from the Del Mar community on the project’s design and are holding a series of community events to hear residents’ ideas on Sat., May 6, and Sat. May 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Residents who can’t attend the events can submit ideas, comments and questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org