Carlsbad residents may be pleased to know that the city council has finally approved and put into motion their long-awaited “Master Plan” for the city that includes crucial updates to town ordinances and other projected improvements to the area. The Coast News Group reported that one such amendment to the Carlsbad’s codes involves setting height restrictions for new construction in the Village, that caps buildings at a maximum of 45 feet to preserve the view and prevent congestion there. Councilwoman Cori Schumacher explained further to the publication, “Allow 45 feet for projects that only build affordable housing on site. Those would be the projects that we say … streamline this and you don’t need to bring all the way to council. With everything else, you would need to go through council and have the 35-foot overlay.” Carlsbad city council members took over three hours to present the 300-page document detailing the “Master Plan”. Not everyone was happy about the 45-foot limit that was set. Residents felt that a 35-foot limit would be better suited to the area so that the village-feel of the area can be preserved. But, Schumacher said that the lot sizes in the area cannot accommodate that size and that not many developers will hit the number. New bicycle paths and pedestrian areas have also been included in the proposal. The council will get the plan for a final review and approval in the next few days.