La Colonia de Eden Gardens, a neighborhood in Solana Beach, has preserved its distinct character since it was founded in the 1920s by Mexican farmworkers. Developers have long left the neighborhood alone, but now they’re starting to come calling.

Even as the urban neighborhood has become a sort-of template for city planners, it’s still facing some of the usual tensions as it tries to map out its development future. The dispute is a reminder for the city that cutting greenhouse emissions in half is harder than simply announcing it wants to.

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