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To Re-invision Downtown, Planners Take Their Ideas Into the Street

A portion of Ocean Avenue will undergo a transformation Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with examples of mini parks, curb extensions for pedestrians and seating areas. The so-called pop-up downtown serves as a way of soliciting public feedback on city planner’s...

Foot Traffic, Trolleys Dominate Transit Talks

A dedicated trolley lane downtown and smaller, open-air shuttles were suggested as transit alternatives during a Planning Commission workshop about updating Laguna Beach’s Downtown Specific Plan, an area bounded by Legion Street to the south and Cliff Drive to the north. About 30...

What Gives Laguna Its Character?

Does Laguna Beach’s charm arise from its architecture? Its geography? Its people? Does it matter what views pedestrians have as they make their way around town? What kind of trees should line the streets? Should policies be set to make improvements? Ideas on Laguna’s...

Planners Take to the Streets

Last Saturday about 60 people from the community as well as some Planning Commission officials surveyed Laguna Beach’s downtown area on foot, trying to form a common vision of potential revisions to a 23-year-old policy known as the Downtown Specific Plan. “You have to have...

Downtown Plan Open to Revision

The Laguna Beach Planning Commission is seeking community input about the Downtown Specific Plan’s short-comings and recommendations to improve the 23-year-old policies that guide land use and development decisions downtown. The workshop will be held on Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the...

Positive Governmental Changes

Editor, There seems to be a positive shift occurring in our local government. For the first time in years, the city is listening and collaborating with the public. Take for example the recent decision to install bike racks around town. Members of the community joined the Complete...

Advice Wanted on Revising Downtown Planning

Laguna’s Planning Commission will host a Downtown Specific Plan Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave. The commission is seeking ideas from community members, design professionals, and downtown business and property owners for...