I am concerned about the lack of parking in the city of Laguna Beach. Given that the Irvine Company just opened 1,700 apartments and the Five Points developer is selling 5,000 more homes off of Laguna Canyon Road, where will all these cars park?
It may be necessary to build a tastefully scaled parking lot off of Laguna Canyon road to prevent gridlock in the city. It is bad enough with the north- and south-bound traffic on Coast Highway. If traffic from Irvine were to flow directly onto Coast Highway, I fear that the intersection of Forest and Coast will be completely stopped.
Given the limited available choices, a well-placed and well-planned parking structure east of the Sawdust Festival grounds may be necessary.
Doris McQuid, Laguna Beach