May 03

SAVE THE DATE:  Community Meeting

5/3/2017: SAVE THE DATE:  Community Meeting to review current status and plans for the 3 active Ponto projects.  Your input is needed!

Please join us on Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:30pm at the San Pacifico Community Pool. The Ponto Beachfront Development Review Committee, which consists of HOA volunteer members, will be presenting the current status of the 3 projects being planned for part of the last remaining coastal undeveloped land located at the South entrance of Carlsbad.  (The 3 development projects include the 5 Star Resort, Commercial project and Residential project.)

Community feedback and involvement are needed now in order to continue to have our voices heard in this process, help to continue to influence the design and be able to present a collective voice to the developers, City Council, Planning Commission and Coastal Commission.  We will have a short survey available at the meeting to enable you to provide direct feedback.

Mar 15

Ponto Beachfront Development Reveiw Committee Meeting

3/15/2017 - Ponto Beachfront Development Reveiw Committee Meeting to discuss and review status of Shopoff and Kam Sang Co, Inc submittals, as well as plan for upcoming Community Meeting.

Dec 06

Kam Sang Presentation for Ponto South 5 Star Resort design plans

Over the past several months, the Ponto Beachfront Development Review Committee has met with both the resort and commercial/housing developers. 

Kam Sang Co., Inc. is hosting a Community-wide presentation of its 5 star Resort Development Project on Tuesday December 6th, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Hilton Cape Rey. PLEASE ATTEND!

Kam Sang Co., Inc's  intention is to have a signature project on this very important, southern gateway location to Carlsbad.  The resort concept is quite modern  - unlike the village or coastal architecture nearby.  It is very important that everyone in the community sees this design and has the ability to ask questions and have follow-up with input through our Committee.

Regarding the commercial/housing project, Shopoff hosted a Community presentation to showcase its revised design concepts.  The Ponto Beachfront Development Review Committee has been providing some input to the design which the developers have vetted and applied as they see fit.  The Committee is waiting to see more detailed civil and elevation plans before it can provide more input to this developer.

Oct 29

Carlsbad City Council - Meet the Candidates

Location: Poinsettia Park Grassy Bowl
Time: 4:00pm

Not sure who to vote for? Come hear from the candidates and get a chance to talk to them one on one. Bring your kids, bring a picnic, bring your questions and concerns. We hope to see you there!


Oct 04

Shopoff Community Meeting - Open House from 5:00pm-8:00pm

Shopoff's Community meeting will be an Open House where you can come and go....time is 5-8 pm on Tuesday, Oct 4 at Hilton Cape Rey Ballroom.  (See attachment.) See you there!

Ponto Open House Invite

Jun 26

Committee Meetings (ongoing)

The Committee members continue to meet with folks from various City agencies, Homeowner Associations, Hotel groups, community groups, etc to discuss the upcoming projects and to try and better understand each groups’/persons’ concerns and desires for the Ponto area

Apr 27

Committee Meeting with Coastal Commission

Committee members met with the Coastal Commission to review active projects at Ponto and to discuss joint goals and objectives for the current projects under design/development.

Apr 06

Kam Sang Presentation for Ponto South

Committee members attended a presentation by the Kam Sang Company, Inc. which showed preliminary concept plans for the proposed Resort project; it will be located south of Avenida Encinas and east of Carlsbad Blvd.  

Apr 01

Committee meeting with City Manager

Committee member met with new City Manager, Kevin Crawford, to discuss upcoming Ponto projects and community concerns.  The City Manager advised the Committee to continue to work through Assistant City Manager, Gary Barbario.

Nov 16

Committee Meeting with Mayor & Assistant City Manager

Several Committee members met with Mayor Matt Hall and Assistant City Manager Gary Barbario to discuss the vision for the Southern Gateway to Carlsbad and how the upcoming projects relate to that vision.  The group came to a consensus on how the Committee might best interface with the City and the developers.

Nov 02

Ponto Locals Website Development

The Committee developed the website

Oct 05

Shopoff Meeting

Committee members reconfirmed the residents’ survey results including desire for no variances to density, building heights, setbacks, etc.

Sep 22

Final General Plan Update Meeting and Vote

Committee members testified before Council and Planning Commission supporting zoning/land use change on Ponto West to General Commercial and on Ponto East to R-23 (per City’s recommendation).  General Commercial and R-23 approved.

Sep 09

Community Meeting

Community Meeting held for all San Pacifico residents and nearby neighbors to inform them of upcoming General Plan meeting/final vote and Shopoff’s current development plans.

Aug 17

Shopoff Meeting

Committee members attended presentation by Shopoff on commercial uses and architecture.

Jul 18

General Plan Update Meeting

Committee members testified before Council and Planning Commission asking for zoning/land use on Ponto West to be changed to General Commercial and on Ponto East to be changed to R-15.

Jul 08

Community Meeting

Community Meeting held for all San Pacifico residents and nearby neighbors to inform them of proposed project plans and to solicit input/feedback from locals

Jun 26

Survey Issued

Survey regarding Shopoff’s development plans and soliciting San Pacifico resident input posted on San Pacifico website