NEWPORT BEACH — It's not quite the $130-million Civic Center being built across town, but a proposal endorsed by the City Council on Tuesday could bring a new Police Department headquarters, community center and green space to the city's west side.
The development would preserve "a significant civic presence in West Newport," said Councilman Steve Rosansky.
As officials plan to vacate the current City Hall property, they inventoried public facilities on the west side. Municipal Operations officials determined they could consolidate their facilities into one of two city-owned lots near Superior Avenue.
That would potentially free up an 8-acre parcel between Newport Boulevard and Superior, and south of Industrial Way. The property is wedged between Hoag Hospital medical building parking lots, industrial properties and a Carl's Jr.