City Hall Complex Re-use
On July 9, 2013, staff will present the results of its analysis of the three proposals to the City Council during the evening regular agenda. Staff will provide an update when the staff report is made available. If you wish to recieve an email notifying you when the staff report is available, please send an email to me firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the relocation of City Hall to the new Civic Center in Newport Center, the City has been planning for the re-use of the existing City Hall Complex located in Lido Village at the corner of Newport Boulevard and 32nd Street. The site provides an excellent opportunity for redevelopment in a manner that benefits the Lido Village, West Newport, and the entire Balboa Peninsula.
In October 2012, the City issued a Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) for the future development of the City Hall property for either a boutique hotel, residential, or a commercial mixed-use project. In response to the RFQ, the City received a total of 15 Statements of Qualifications and the City Council selected 6 teams to prepare proposals.
On April 18, 2013, the City received 3 development proposals from the teams listed below. A summary of each project concept can be found at:
• RD Olson Development
• Sonnenblick Development
• The Shopoff Group
The development proposals are available at: Proposals
Portions of the proposals that include economic and financial analysis that are not proprietary are available at:
On April 23, 2013, each team presented their development proposals to the City Council at the 3:00PM Study Session. Each team had approximately 20 minutes to present their conceptual development plan that was followed by City Council questions and comments. After all the teams presented and Council’s questions were addressed, public comment was received.
Following the Study Session, staff will review the proposals in detail, conduct interviews with the teams as necessary, and return to the City Council with a recommendation at a future, noticed public meeting.
The City is very interested in receiving feedback from the public. Future meetings of the Planning Commission and City Council will be noticed and information will be added to this webpage from time to time. If you have suggestions for the site or if you need further information, please contact:
James Campbell, Principal Planner
Community Development Department
949-644-3210 or email@example.com