Wait…aren’t Koll Center Residences part of the plan?

Published in Stu News Newport on May 21, 2018

Plaza and public space rendering for Koll Center Residences

Plaza and public space rendering for Koll Center Residences

Since when is it considered bad business practices to submit a proposal that fits exactly within the General Plan-2006 and ICDP-2012 the voter-approved development guidelines for the City of Newport Beach? The Koll Center Residences proposal is a high-density condominium project proposed on 10 acres, with a public park, paseos and pickleball courts. Exactly what they painstakingly laid out in the planning documents. Housing in the John Wayne airport area? That’s exactly where the voters and our city’s planning documents direct us to build.

As a lifelong Newport Beach resident, active community leader and a local Realtor, the airport area is where I’d like to see future growth in Newport Beach, away from PCH and not in our established neighborhoods. 

Mary Pat Earl, Newport Beach