La Jolla Charlotte Park

La Jolla luxury home owners are hopeful about the Charlotte Park Development Plan, part of the 2015 Capital Improvements Projects list. The La Jolla Parks and Beaches, Inc. (LJP&B) recently gave its suggested list to the city, and the proposed Charlotte Park has piqued the interest of many area residents.

Charlotte Park was once located at the end of Charlotte Street. Known as a “paper street,” which means the road appears on some maps and not others and actually doesn’t exist, the former spot is now a canyon behind a private La Jolla luxury home. Experts say that the home owners rightfully installed a fence that blocked off Charlotte Street, but that has caused erosion throughout the years. Additionally, the canyon has become overgrown and inaccessible.

Located perpendicular to Torrey Pines Road, Charlotte Street leads to the bluff edge between Princess Street and Coast Walk. According to the 2003 Community Plan: “Neither Charlotte Park nor Charlotte Street are accessible at the present time. Opportunities to link Charlotte Street with Coast Walk have been lost due to bluff erosion.”

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But now, La Jolla luxury home owners might see that change. There are no formal plans in place at this time for Charlotte Park, but the hope is to redevelop the area into a useful park space that can be enjoyed by many in the community. This would include filling in the canyon to make it safe for the public, and turning it into an open space.

The LJP&B is looking into funding for the potential redevelopment project and is hopeful that they might be able to uncover some funding in 2015. Currently, Charlotte Park remains on the Unfunded Park Improvements list from last year, and will carry over into 2014’s list of potential projects.

Currently, there is a vacant La Jolla home next to the space for Charlotte Park, so city officials are hoping to get the ball rolling on the project before any new tenants move in. Plans have been submitted to the City of La Jolla for Charlotte Park with LJP&B’s recommendations, and the hope is to designate the space behind the home as Charlotte Park before the home trades hands so there is no question that the canyon is a park space.

LJP&B member Melinda Merryweather said: “Now that the house is going to have a new owner, things can change. I want to make sure we announce there is a street (and park) there and that we are going to do something with it. Any time we can create more areas where people can see and get to the ocean, it is our duty to do so.”

It may be some time before La Jolla luxury home owners can take advantage of Charlotte Park, but the fact that the ball is rolling is a step in the right direction.


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