After two decades of planning and one economic downturn, Dana Point's Town Center project appears to pushing forward on all cylinders. But questions still remain regarding development and parking. Photo by Andrea Papagianis
After two decades of planning and one economic downturn, Dana Point’s Town Center project appears to pushing forward on all cylinders. But questions still remain regarding development and parking. Photo by Andrea Papagianis

By Andrea Papagianis

As construction crews work their way down Pacific Coast Highway, replacing water and sewer lines for future downtown development, the city is looking to answer a few remaining questions surrounding its Town Center, specifically regarding parking.

On Monday, November 18, the Planning Commission will host a study session with the firm contracted to develop a downtown parking plan. Meetings are held at City Hall, Council Chambers at 33283 Golden Lantern, and begin at 5:30 p.m.

San Francisco-based Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates were contracted to handle the task in October. The firm also worked on San Clemente’s parking plan for Avenida Del Mar, which has a mix of time restricted and metered street parking, as well as city leased private lots.

Two other outreach workshops will be held on Tuesday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 20 at the Dana Point Community House, located at 24624 San Juan Avenue. The first is geared toward residents and the second toward commercial property and business owners.

Both meetings begin at 5:30 p.m.

The consulting firm will take information gathered at meetings along with city data, parking ordinances, trolley route plans and parking studies for their final parking report, said Ursula Luna-Reynosa, the city’s director of community development.

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