Dana Point Development Update at Dana Point City Council Meeting Tuesday May 19 2020.
Dana Point Strategic Plan Implementation
Dana Point is primarily a developed community; therefore, most new development is the redevelopment of land that was previously developed or made ready for development.
The City’s involvement in development review can be broken down into three primary categories:
Land Use Control (Planning)
Dana Point Planning
Dana Point Zoning
Land Suitability (Engineering)
Ensuring that the land considered for development is suitable for the project
Ensuring that new projects are designed and built in conformance with the California Building Code
Private investment is making great strides in implementing the Town Center Plan.
Today, two mixed-use developments are under construction, a third coming, and another gateway project is about to begin construction.
The following is information on those each of these projects:
Raintree/Prado West Between Violet and West of Amber Lantern
Construction underway For 109 Residential Units
25,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space and 141 public parking spaces.
Efforts underway to re-open Amber Lantern.
Plans for first Tenant Improvement for Chase Bank at the corner of
Violet Lantern and PCH under review.
Field material samples and colors partially approved.
Daily inspections and significant progress being made.
Estimated phased opening in early 2021.
Vista Del Mar at Golden Lantern and Pacific Coast Highway
Development of 39 residential units and 6,911 square feet of
restaurant and retail space.
The project is currently excavating for below grade parking garage.
Approximately another 7 feet of excavation needed.
Building permits for the structure to be issued by the end of May.
It is estimated building construction will take approximately 12-18
The Greer (Del Prado Mixed Use)
Construction documents for permit issuance under review for 69
residential units (12 of 69 deed restricted for senior housing), and
10,822 square feet of restaurant and retail space.
Construction management plans under review to reduce impacts to
Applicant is working with current tenants,including Jack’sRestaurant,
to help in the transition process.
Construction anticipated to begin Fall 2020.
Chevron (Del Obispo/Pacific Coast Highway)
While not in Town Center it is a prominent gateway and entrance into
The existing Chevron will be demolished and tanks removed, and a
new Spanish Colonial Revival service station, with a 3,084 square feet
convenience store and canopy will be developed.
New signage and landscaping will be installed and screening and five
sided architecture has been taken into consideration.
The applicant/architect is in the final stages of permitting, and
construction is expected to begin this summer.
New Businesses Coming to Town Center
The following is the status of some of these projects:
Station Craft Brewery
Building Permits issued and work is well underway.
The new brewery and tasting room will be a first of its kind in Town
Their hope is to be open before Fall 2020, and expect grand opening announcements and events in the months to come.
A major remodel of Taco Bell at the north end of Town Center is in
They are enhancing the façade and branding consistent with the
corporate Taco Bell guidelines.
Site improvements (landscaping, signage, and trash enclosures) will
be a great improvement to Town Center.
The project is hoped to be completed by the end of the summer.
Giana’s Bakery and Provisions
Replacing Aurora’s Mexican Food in Town Center.
A new restaurant/bakery facility, the plans for tenant improvements
are under review.
Once required life safety is met, Orange County Health approves the
kitchen facility, and the Water District approval of the grease
interceptor facilities, permits will be issued.
Construction hopeful to begin this Fall.
Dana Point Development Strategic Plan Implementation Focus
Evaluate land use issues to insure that the goals, policies and programs of the General Plan reflect the community’s vision and mission
Maintain, modernize and beautify the City’s infrastructure and neighborhoods
Foster a vibrant business climate
Projects which are approved, under review, and under construction are currently available to view at Dana Point About Dana Point Site.
Wednesday May 20 2020 at 5:00pm: Doheny Village Scoping Meeting
The purpose of the scoping meeting is to present the proposed project, describe the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) process, and to receive public comments.
The City invites interested parties to participate in the scoping meeting for the proposed project in order to learn more about the project, ask questions, and submit comments.
You can participate by electronically submitting any comments or questions to email@example.com by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
Questions or comments received will be read into the record during the scoping meeting and any questions will be answered.
California Coastal Commission awarded the City of Dana Point a grant of $110,000 (on November 13 2019), to address the impacts of Sea Level Rise.
February 25 2020: STR Subcommitte Designed Process to Develop Pilot Program
Public Workshops/Community Input/Pilot Program Concept
February 7 2020: Short Term Rentals (STR) Pilot Program: Temporarily Allow STR’s so the City can establish and refine regulations outside of the City’s Zoning Ordinance to ensure the use is compatible with the community.
City Council directed the City Manager (on October 1 2019), to develop and conduct a statistically valid resident survey focused on short term rental policy.