Koll Center Residences would be a good addition for Newport Beach

Published in LA Times's Daily Pilot under 'Letters to the Editor' section on Jan 05, 2018

A rendering shows the three 13-story condominium towers proposed for the Koll Center Residences at 4400 Von Karman Ave. in Newport Beach. (Courtesy city of Newport Beach)

A rendering shows the three 13-story condominium towers proposed for the Koll Center Residences at 4400 Von Karman Ave. in Newport Beach. (Courtesy city of Newport Beach)

After reading Susan Skinner's letter last month in the Daily Pilot, and being aware of the upcoming Koll Center Residences project in the John Wayne Airport area, I decided to find out more about it.

I opposed the Museum House and Banning Ranch developments, as did many of my friends. All of us are longtime Newport Beach residents (44 years for me).

Yet after talking it over, we agreed that the Koll Center Residences looks like a reasonable solution to the need for more housing. It should not affect Coast Highway traffic nor pose many of the problems we saw with Museum House and Banning Ranch.

In addition, it seems to exactly fit into Newport Beach's general plan. The Koll Center Residences project just make sense.

Gail Dufour, Newport Beach