NEWPORT BEACH — Setting the stage for the renovation of Lido Marina Village and the reuse of the current City Hall site, the Newport Beach City Council approved a preliminary plan Tuesday that calls for market-rate housing, a community center and a public plaza at the site.
It also envisions a lively Lido Village with a boutique hotel, new retail development and condominiums.
The plan was a culmination of a months-long process by the city and nearby property owners. They seek to renovate 17 acres near the entrance to the Balboa Peninsula, which now has vacancies in its retail buildings and a soon-vacating city government.
"This is basically planting a flag of the major elements that will be on the City Hall site," said Mayor Mike Henn, who represents the area that includes Lido Village.