I live in the 900 block of 19th Street in beautiful Westside Costa Mesa. I purchased my home here three years ago after living less than a mile up, off of 19th Street, for 10 years. Since purchasing the house I have worked nearly the entire time to transform it, both inside and out, to be an eco-friendly and beautiful home. I love what my home has become and have received an overwhelming response from people who drive or walk by.
I recently learned that the city is considering the possibility of widening 19th Street at my end to four lanes to connect it to the proposed (19th Street bridge).
The impact this would have on me personally is unimaginable. Since the start, I have said that I wish to live out the rest of my days in this home, my first house, and I wanted it to be my last. My wonderful neighbors, many of whom have grown up here, or have been here for a very long time, were also devastated to hear that we could all lose our homes if our street is widened.