Published in LA Times' Daily Pilot on Jan 16, 2018
I live and work in Newport Beach. I grew up in Newport Beach and graduated from Corona del Mar High School in 1980.
I have leased and sold commercial properties in the airport area for over 33 years. I like the idea of the Koll Center Residences in the airport area. I have consummated many transactions with the Koll Co. and appreciate its professionalism and the quality of product it builds.
Koll has been building in the airport area ever since I can remember and is familiar with the city's general plan. As buildings become antiquated and have outlived their highest and best use, it is time to remove and replace.
As the city of Newport continues to grow and prosper it needs a project like this to accommodate new businesses and residents without impacting the existing residential areas.
Jon H. Merry, Newport Beach