An Orange County Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of Newport Beach and Tustin in two lawsuits challenging two Irvine housing developments near John Wayne Airport. Newport received word of the ruling Friday.
In both suits, Newport and Tustin argued Irvine violated state law and approved building projects in the area known as the Irvine Business Complex near John Wayne Airport without doing the proper research on how it would affect the environment. The court agreed Irvine officials did not properly address what environmental impact the projects would have on Newport and Tustin.
Newport officials were concerned the Martin Street Project, a more than 400-unit condominium development in Irvine, and the 290-unit apartment Avalon Bay complex at 2851 Alton Parkway would add traffic on Newport streets and tax city parks.