Commission to review Orange County’s coastal development permit application

Dana Point Harbor revamp plans include the demolition of buildings currently housing local retailers and eateries. Those buildings are slated for replacement with seven new buildings and a 35,000-square-foot park. Rendering courtesy of Orange County
Dana Point Harbor revamp plans include the demolition of buildings currently housing local retailers and eateries. Those buildings are slated for replacement with seven new buildings and a 35,000-square-foot park. Rendering courtesy of Orange County

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.

Full Planning Commission Agenda:

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  • Dear Planning Commission: All Orange County Citizens
    Please put a stop to all the remodeling ideas that take away the beautiful ambiance of the existing ocean / harbor experience. All the ideas presented
    make up a new picture, of puzzle pieces, representing a collection of bad ideas.
    If the County Supervisors need money to pay for County Employee Pension Funds, look to other targets, other victims, other sleepy neighborhoods that are unsuspecting of such devious and deceptive practice. The People of Dana Point have been awaken. We will take steps to stop all so-called “People’s” representatives, who have a Dana Point history in their resume for higher office.
    For every Orange County voting lover-of-the ocean will put a thumbs down to your despicable taxing schemes.
    I am DaveBartholomew@cox.net, from Save-the-Headlands, from Recall-CUSD School Trustees; prosecution of Superintendent Fleming, from 1979-Prop 13. See, it is possible to stop the politically correct, salivating vultures hiding within their Elective Clothing. (Sadly, I lost the 1,000 Great City Parks county proposal. Maybe, it’s not too late to stop the Great Park scandal.)

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