DEL MAR (KUSI) — A new proposal called “Seaside Ridge” is causing controversy among Del Mar residents. The proposal is for a new development that will bring 259 units to the beachfront community, 85 of which are rent-limited.

The city of Del Mar votes in large numbers for the Democrats, but it seems they don’t want to live with the policies they support.

They vote for politicians who support building “affordable” housing in all neighborhoods, but don’t want it built in their neighborhood.

New state laws require that a certain percentage of housing in every city in California be “affordable,” and right now Del Mar doesn’t have enough. Proponents say the “Seaside Ridge” proposal would allow Del Mar to comply with state law.

Del Mar City Councilman David Druker didn’t say whether or not he was in favor of the proposal, but said the land isn’t even zoned for multi-family development at this time.

In 2020, Del Mar residents rejected Measure G, which was the proposal to build a luxury hotel on that same property.

KUSI’s Hunter Sowards has all the details and reaction to this proposed development as it enters the very early stages of the process.