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By Mike Reicher | February 22, 2012
In only a few parts of Newport Beach can someone have trouble finding free parking. Balboa Village, the commercial district near the Balboa Pier, is one of them. Often visitors cruise nearby residential streets until they find an open space, crowding out frustrated residents. Some of that frustration has been worked out in a new parking plan detailed at a community meeting Tuesday. The Balboa Village Citizen Advisory Panel reviewed a draft plan that would make some residential areas permit-parking only, and would make all commercial street spaces metered.
NEWS
By Amy Senk | May 28, 2012
Newport Beach City Council members agreed that a traffic study could make or break plans for a beautification project at the MacArthur Boulevard entry to Corona del Mar - but whether the study would begin in July or wait until next spring remains unresolved. At a study session meeting last week, Mayor Nancy Gardner said that the study could prove the project unfeasible. "If the test blows up in our face, we have to start over," she said. "Is it plausible to do it?" City staff said the study would involve removing nine parking spaces along East Coast Highway at MacArthur, as well as using paint and possibly Botts Dots to move the merge from Carnation toward Dahlia avenues.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | November 9, 2011
Travelers will soon have more room stretch out and more spaces to park in, once John Wayne Airport officially opens its new Terminal C on Monday. Officials on Wednesday previewed the building with six additional gates, a 2,000-space parking structure, and the latest security and ticketing technology. Originally proposed to meet bursting air travel demand, Terminal C opens amid a tepid market and weak economy. John Wayne operates under its limit of 10.8 million passengers annually, but officials expect traffic to pick back up. Terminal C is the capstone of the airport's $543-million expansion and renovations, first approved by the county Board of Supervisors in 2004.
NEWS
July 25, 2005
Here are some items the Planning Commission will consider Monday: PERFORMING ARTS AGREEMENT The Planning Commission will review a development agreement to make su re the Orange County Performing Arts Center and South Coast Repertory Theater have met their responsibilities. The center made commitments that included creating a plan for a theater and arts district, adding traffic improvements, and building a new theater and concert hall, which are now under construction.
NEWS
March 25, 2004
Here are some decisions coming out of Tuesday's City Council meeting. MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING A medical office building will be built at 494 and 496 Old Newport Blvd., council members decided Tuesday. At issue was the question of whether the Planning Commission was right to allow developer Robert Lawrence of TRP Development Services to build a slightly larger building than would normally be allowed with 45 parking spaces. The rationale was that two of the parking spaces on the street would be used for the building and that, therefore, the building could be 500 square feet larger.
NEWS
September 12, 2003
INSIDE CITY HALL Here are a few of the items the Commission considered Monday. PLANNING APPLICATION The applicant, Kim Berry, representing Cameo Homes, requested approval of a master plan amendment and changes from perimeter open-space requirements and for a reduction in the number of on-site parking spaces. At the site is a 276-unit apartment complex named Park Mesa Village at 550 Paularino Ave. Berry proposed replacing 80 parking spaces with 70 one-garage spaces in seven buildings.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | September 14, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — When the owners of the Panini Cafe made plans to move a few doors down on Pacific Coast Highway, they relished the opportunity to work in a building with more parking spaces, accessible restrooms and a spot in one of the city’s busiest intersections. A number of residents, however, felt otherwise about having another restaurant on a crowded block. As the Planning Commission prepares to review Panini’s application Thursday, two petitions are circulating through the neighborhood asking the city to deny the owners a permit.
BUSINESS
August 29, 2007
John Wayne Airport served a record-setting number of passengers in June and July this year and expects to top its mark for August as well, spokeswoman Jenny Wedge said Tuesday. More than 900,000 people took flights from the airport in June and 913,000 in July, with both numbers all-time records for John Wayne. The airport’s benchmark for August is 899,900 passengers in 2005, and Wedge said she expected to top that total as well. The airport is in the midst of a renovation that would add a third terminal, six gates, 2,500 parking spaces and more security screening checkpoints.
NEWS
December 9, 2002
ON THE AGENDA 1901 Newport Planning commissioners will collect public input tonight about probable plans for 1901 Newport -- the striking Spanish-style building in the heart of downtown -- including the effects of putting homes on the property. A mandatory report that gauges the effects of proposed developments on the neighborhood and environment -- formally known as the Draft Environmental Impact Report -- is now available for public review at City Hall and Costa Mesa libraries.
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By Beau Nicolette and Bradley Zint | August 23, 2013
Costa Mesa's Parks and Recreation Commission approved a conceptual design for a Fairview Park parking lot Thursday evening, but a councilwoman who attended the highly contentious session plans to appeal the commission's decision. The five-member panel heard 21 speakers who were universally against adding the 10-space lot at the northern terminus of Pacific Avenue. In the end, the commission voted 4 to 1 - with Commissioner Bob Graham dissenting - to approve the design. Councilwoman Sandy Genis said Friday that she will appeal the decision, forcing the issue to go before the City Council.
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NEWS
By Jeffrey Harlan | August 1, 2013
As I made my way from the parking lot to the grassy lawn for the Concerts in the Park finale this week at Fairview Park, a concerned Costa Mesan handed me a flier. "Fairview Park in Jeopardy," it read in bold black letters, referring to a recent city proposal to build a parking lot and other facilities at the park's southwestern edge. The city's Recreation and Parks Commission heard this item at its last meeting and wisely decided to postpone any decision due to questions about the project's proposed scope and considerable public outcry.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | July 2, 2013
The Costa Mesa City Council had no old business or new business on its agenda Tuesday night, but that didn't mean there wasn't anything to be done. As part of its consent calendar, the council unanimously approved new overnight parking restrictions for a section of Anaheim Avenue bordering Lions Park. The parking spaces along the avenue between 18th and Center streets will now be subject to a "modified resident only" permit system. Under the system, which will cost $500 for new signs, permits will be required to park between midnight and 5 a.m. Throughout the rest of the day, the area's parking will be available for users of Lions Park, the Neighborhood Community Center and environs.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | February 27, 2013
The Newport Beach City Council took a significant step to move forward with plans for a mixed-use development Tuesday night, passing a spate of measures laying regulatory groundwork for the the Uptown Newport project. In a unanimous vote, members certified an environmental impact report for the project, approved a tentative tract map for the 25-acre site in the airport area, agreed to amend city zoning regulations to accommodate the project and approved a development agreement with the Irvine-based Shopoff Group.
NEWS
By Amy Senk | May 28, 2012
Newport Beach City Council members agreed that a traffic study could make or break plans for a beautification project at the MacArthur Boulevard entry to Corona del Mar - but whether the study would begin in July or wait until next spring remains unresolved. At a study session meeting last week, Mayor Nancy Gardner said that the study could prove the project unfeasible. "If the test blows up in our face, we have to start over," she said. "Is it plausible to do it?" City staff said the study would involve removing nine parking spaces along East Coast Highway at MacArthur, as well as using paint and possibly Botts Dots to move the merge from Carnation toward Dahlia avenues.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | March 29, 2012
Newport Beach City Council members have tossed out the idea of turning the existing City Hall site into a 300-space parking lot after employees vacate for their new Civic Center later this year. But the council on Tuesday balked at the interim plan to demolish the City Hall structures and install parking meters at the 4.26-acre site along the parking-impacted Balboa Peninsula. Councilman Mike Henn, who has a business client in nearby Lido Village, recused himself from the discussion.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | February 22, 2012
In only a few parts of Newport Beach can someone have trouble finding free parking. Balboa Village, the commercial district near the Balboa Pier, is one of them. Often visitors cruise nearby residential streets until they find an open space, crowding out frustrated residents. Some of that frustration has been worked out in a new parking plan detailed at a community meeting Tuesday. The Balboa Village Citizen Advisory Panel reviewed a draft plan that would make some residential areas permit-parking only, and would make all commercial street spaces metered.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | November 9, 2011
Travelers will soon have more room stretch out and more spaces to park in, once John Wayne Airport officially opens its new Terminal C on Monday. Officials on Wednesday previewed the building with six additional gates, a 2,000-space parking structure, and the latest security and ticketing technology. Originally proposed to meet bursting air travel demand, Terminal C opens amid a tepid market and weak economy. John Wayne operates under its limit of 10.8 million passengers annually, but officials expect traffic to pick back up. Terminal C is the capstone of the airport's $543-million expansion and renovations, first approved by the county Board of Supervisors in 2004.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | September 7, 2011
The State Lands Commission has approved the boundaries for Marina Park, bringing the Balboa Peninsula public waterfront development one step closer to construction. By overcoming this hurdle, the city can now complete its California Coastal Commission application and restart the long-stalled project. Park advocates, city officials and others decided on a plan for the development more than three years ago, but it has been stuck in bureaucratic morass. In the meantime, residents of the 57 mobile homes have been afforded more time on public land, while others have protested the slow progress.
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