Published in LA Times's Daily Pilot under the 'Letters to the Editor' section on Apr 19, 2018
I'm writing in response to recent opposition to the Koll Center Residences ("Condo proposal too large for Newport," April 12) This project is exactly the right size and fully compliant with the city of Newport Beach's voter-approved 2006 General Plan. Additionally, this project is purposefully designed to meet the context focused vision and specific requirements for this neighborhood laid out by the 2010 Integrated Conceptual Development Plan.
Koll Center Residences is proposed on 10 acres, provides a 1-acre public park and includes 260 new residences located on parking lots between Birch Street and Von Karman Drive, smack in the middle of the John Wayne Airport area.
This is exactly what the General Plan and ICDP direct for new development. And, its height is consistent with allowable height in this area.
I welcome the addition of the Koll Center Residences project because it is exactly what voter-approved planning documents lay out as a guideline and acceptable development in this location.
Ken Dufour, Corona del Mar