City officials have prioritized Lido Marina Village and Balboa Village as the two areas of Newport Beach to get comprehensive makeovers, ahead of Mariner's Mile and other areas.
The City Council will vote Tuesday on a plan for the Neighborhood Revitalization Committee, the group formed earlier this year to fix problems like underperforming retail areas and tired-looking streetscapes. As a result, some business owners and residents will likely see changes to their areas sooner than others.
"It's important to have some quick wins," said Councilman Rush Hill, one of the committee members.
He was referring to some projects that are already underway: Lido Marina Village and the current City Hall site have a tentative land-use plan that the council approved in January; also, the western entry to Corona del Mar will be one of the five priorities this year because the area's Business Improvement District is ready to pay for most of the project, he said.