Commission to review Orange County’s coastal development permit application
By Andrea Papagianis
Orange County’s plans to revamp the Dana Point Harbor’s aging commercial facilities will go before to the Planning Commission and community for review Monday.
The commission is set to review the county’s coastal development permit application that, if approved, would allow for the demolition of 13 Harbor buildings and the construction of seven new structures. The project will add retail, commercial and office space along with a 35,000-square-foot park.
Talks about rehabbing the Harbor have been in the works since 1997. Conceptual designs followed in 2002. More than 150 meetings and a decade later, the $140 million project is closing on final approvals.
While plans also include overhauls of the Harbor’s waterside infrastructure, such as replacing 2,500 boat slips, building wider docks and adding new amenities, they are not included in this application. Changes on the water must still be approved by the California Coastal Commission.
The CCC must also give its final approval on the landside permit. If the permit is approved and moves through the CCC without delay, construction could begin in early 2015, said Harbor Director Brad Gross.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall, Council Chambers, located at 33282 Golden Lantern.
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