By Donna Furey | LB Indy
Clearing landscaping along the southwest corner of the Laguna Beach High School field last week was intended to push ahead a plan to re-landscape the area, a school official said this week.
Although there is no new landscape plan in hand, preliminary renderings from Valley Crest Landscape Company of Calabasas are expected by Friday, said Ted Doughty, the school district’s retiring facilities manager.
The plans for the slope that faces homes on St. Ann’s Drive will be available for viewing at the school district office, he said.
No formal hearing to review the proposals will be scheduled, however Doughty said he intends outreach to affected property owners, including those who have previously contacted the district about the baseball fields in the past.
Though landscapers generally thin a site once a re-landscaping plan is finalized, Doughty said the decision to cut the trees and shrubs was based on the their poor condition due to lack of maintenance and their potential as a fire risk.