Mariner’s Mile is an indispensable seaside heart linking the Peninsula, Lido Island, Lido Marina Village, Mariners’ Mile, Balboa Island, and Corona del Mar villages and neighborhoods. Its significance and influence should not be undervalued.
Scenic hall views alongside Mariner’s Mile can’t be taken as a right. The total scope of all foreseeable growth undertaking proposals alongside Mariner’s Mile should meet Coastal Fee, neighborhood and environmental necessities earlier than approval. Working collectively, let’s get it proper—town, the builders, and the stakeholders.
The Way forward for Mariners’ Mile can be decided throughout the framework of the interdependent actions of the Builders, Metropolis Workers, Planning Fee, Metropolis Council, Caltrans, enterprise and property house owners, native retailers, and residents. Our neighborhood is stronger collectively, particularly when Stakeholders, Builders, and the Metropolis work collectively to help one another based mostly upon a standard consensus, understanding, and function.
Group stakeholders are asking the Metropolis to put out all of the Mariners’ Mile proposed and pending growth initiatives collectively so we will examine and perceive how all the things ties collectively.
The February 18 Planning Fee Listening to ought to be postponed till the Metropolis’s Group Improvement Division holds a public outreach workshop assembly to tell and educate neighborhood stakeholders about 2510 W. Coast Hwy (PA2019-249). This can permit stakeholders to offer their knowledgeable views to the Planning Fee.
Mariners’ Mile property house owners, enterprise house owners and the abutting residential communities of Newport Heights/Cliff Haven, Bayshores and Lido Island need to study and learn concerning the scope, design, advantages and impacts pertaining to this and all of the foreseeable growth initiatives alongside Mariners’ Mile.
Group stakeholders have requested the Metropolis to elucidate land use controls, workers’s findings, and reply stakeholder’s questions previous to the February 18 Planning Fee Listening to. The neighborhood is asking the Metropolis to put out the undertaking so we will examine and perceive how all the things proposed ties collectively.
Nevertheless, the Metropolis’s Group Improvement Division has denied residents’ request to outreach to neighborhood stakeholders in a public assembly to offer the main points of their evaluation and impending advice to the Planning Fee.
The February 2, 2021, neighborhood outreach Zoom assembly with the applicant group to debate proposed blended use growth at 2510 W. Coast Hwy (PA2019-249) was a optimistic step and supplied an the undertaking’s scope and design.
But, too many stakeholders on the Zoom assembly had been disillusioned. They requested data pertaining to site visitors and security issues concerning Avon and Tustin Avenues, and the property’s entry when getting into and leaving the premises on West Pacific Coast Freeway. Additionally, insights into the close by foreseeable growth initiatives alongside Marines’ Mile weren’t offered.
This piecemeal method to the rollout of the initiatives doesn’t deal with substantial neighborhood issues expressed throughout this Zoom assembly. Nor did the Zoom assembly current a Imaginative and prescient for Mariners’ Mile.
Along with 2510 W. Coast Hwy (PA2019-249,) there are a number of proposed or pending close by household associated growth corporations proposing initiatives. These embrace Newport Village and Again Bay Touchdown. The cumulative land use for all these developments represents over one-third of Mariners’ Mile and can perpetually decide the long run future of this scenic hall.
Accordingly, all neighborhood stakeholders need to study and perceive the complete scope, dimension, significance, collected impacts and mitigation related to all close by foreseeable initiatives. This may even guarantee that the intent of the Greenlight Initiative and Metropolis’s Basic Plan imaginative and prescient, targets and aims can be achieved and can hopefully forestall a long-lasting adversarial influence.
A number of unanswered questions that have to be addressed for the 2510 W. Coast Hwy (PA2019-249) undertaking, as nicely all close by proposed and pending initiatives alongside Mariners’ Mile are under:
- How will the proposed and pending initiatives change the character and attraction of Mariners’ Mile and Newport Seaside?
- Are we susceptible to dropping our scenic hall, the important thing factor that connects Newport Seaside’s iconic villages? Will it perpetually disallow the vast majority of residents and vacationers to take pleasure in this scenic coastal location as a result of wishes of some people who find themselves invested in excessive density growth initiatives?
- What are the advantages and impacts on the Mariners’ Mile Ecosystem, together with high quality of life, well being, security, and site visitors? What would be the price to the residents with a view to present Metropolis providers? How will police and hearth be impacted?
- Are the variances and allowances given to the developer too excessive a consideration when evaluating the complete advantages and full influence of 2510 W. Coast Hwy (PA2019-249)? Is the 2510 W. Coast Hwy (PA2019-249) undertaking together with three low lease flats too excessive a value to pay?
The Collation to Defend Mariners’ Mile (PMM) represents roughly 1,200 Newport Seaside residents and stakeholders. We’re concerned with Mariners’ Mile and the safety of this 1.3 stretch highway alongside West Pacific Coast Freeway.
We envision reworking Mariners’ Mile right into a thriving and sustainable coastal gateway vacation spot within the Metropolis of Newport the place residents and guests can work, play, dine, and store in a calming and pleasant setting.
Our tenet is “Improve Our Group’s High quality of Life and Do No Hurt.” PMM is pro-development and helps initiatives which are appropriate with the abutting residential communities of Newport Heights/Cliff Haven, Bayshores, and Lido Island. Lido Marina Village is a wonderful instance of what’s doable.
James F Carlson, President – Collation to Defend Mariners’ Mile