COSTA MESA — A growing number of artists and hip retailers, as well as at least two city councilwomen, want Costa Mesa to reconsider its decision to allow construction of low-income senior housing near what is supposed to be a burgeoning arts district along and near Baker Street.
Harper's Pointe, a planned 53-unit complex for seniors that would be built atop a retail center at 845 Baker St., was approved last week by the City Council following a review requested by Councilwoman Wendy Leece.
Leece has now called for another review of the project — a request also supported by Councilwoman Katrina Foley.
Leece mainly is concerned about noise coming from patrons of the nearby Shark Club, a popular nightclub, and how it might affect senior citizens who would be living about 35 feet away.
Developer USA Properties Fund Inc., and property owner Red Mountain Group said during the July 6 council meeting that the noise impact isn't of great concern because the complex will be constructed in a way that would block it and that noise studies support their claims.