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Signage for the Dana Point Town Center was installed at the southern intersection of Del Prado Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. Photo by Andrea Papagianis
Signage for the Dana Point Town Center was installed at the southern intersection of Del Prado Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. Photo by Andrea Papagianis

By Andrea Papagianis

On Friday, April 19, the Dana Point Civic Association will host South Coast Water District board president Wayne Rayfield at the organization’s monthly coffee chat.

In February, city staff was on hand to update the community on the downtown revitalization project, Town Center. The project brings the city and water district together for street and infrastructure improvements to the downtown corridor of Pacific Coast Highway and Del Prado Avenue, to develop a consolidated retail and restaurant center.

This month’s topic will be a follow-up to the city’s Town Center presentation, this time focusing on the infrastructure updates—including the replacement of underground sewer and water utilities—to be completed by the SCDW. Rayfield is slated to speak on utility improvement plans attached to the project, approved SCWD Board of Directors last month.

Coffee Chats are hosted at Coffee Importers in the Dana Point Harbor and being at 8:30 a.m. Chats are open to the public and time is allotted for other topics discussions and for announcements. DPCA president Jim Miller will also be serving up free coffee to attendees.

The first physical mark of Town Center movement—signage marking the center’s entrance, at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Del Prado Avenue—is under construction and nearing completion. The gateway project was scheduled for completion in March.

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