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No one likes change. If everyone liked change, would we need to vote for new ordinances or presidents?
For some, change is a bad thing because it introduces a new environment in an unknown territory while others may feel that change is good because it’s fresh and a way of moving forward.
Recently, Carmel Valley has been proposed a new change and that new change is known as One Paseo: a proposal to build a Main Street in the heart of the city featuring shops, restaurants, residential alternatives, and office employment.
“As a 13-year Carmel Valley resident, I’m very excited about the proposed One Paseo project, one that will give our community its heart,” said Cynthia Dial, a Carmel Valley local and travel journalist who supports the new change. “For my job I travel the world in search of its most special cities, towns and villages, which I share with readers. With no exception, the common denominator of each of these communities is its core, its downtown center, its village area.”
Even though some residents are opposed to One Paseo out of concern it may cause excessive traffic, Dial and many residents agree that Carmel Valley lacks a focal point or as she says, an “it” factor.
“I know change is difficult, with some residents resistant to any alteration of Carmel Valley. The Eifel Tower, World Trade Center, the Louvre’s glass pyramid and San Francisco’s pyramid all met with similar opposition. And soon after their construction, all were embraced, all were considered iconic,” expressed Dial.
Project developers have been listening to the voiced concerns of residents and have agreed that there’s no doubt traffic will be increased; however, they have described in detail their plans to alleviate traffic on the website for One Paseo.
Even though new things can be uncertain, one thing is certain, Carmel Valley will truly benefit from One Paseo.
“I believe now is the time for our community to take the necessary steps to make Carmel Valley as special as its residents deserve it to be,” said Dial.