Airport area is a better choice for development

Published in LA Times's Daily Pilot under the 'Letters to the Editor' section on May 14, 2018

I saw a thought-provoking questionnaire the other day. It asked if we should put new growth in existing neighborhoods or by the airport. The state is going to require we build more housing, so placing it up by the airport makes more sense to me. It takes the pressure off other areas, but brings resources into our cities to deal with issues like pension debt and the harbor.

A third option was to stop all growth. This does not make sense to me. We can't stop progress, but we can make sure we grow responsibly. Koll Center Residences meets this goal, and I support the project.

Devin Doyle, Newport Beach