Proposed Development Projects by the Laguna Beach Company
The Laguna Beach Co. has identified several development projects that it plans to pursue. The proposed projects are in the very early phases of formation and may take many paths as challenges and opportunities are identified and various studies and reviews are conducted. Each potential project will be thoroughly reviewed for compliance with the City’s General Plan, the Local Coastal Program, the Zoning Code, other related policies and codes, and the California Environmental Quality Act. Hearings will be scheduled before the Planning Commission, and some of the projects could be appealed to the City Council and to the California Coastal Commission. The various projects are described separately below and the associated materials provided by the Applicant are for informational purposes only.
Museum Hotel Project
The proposed project consists of the demolition of existing structures located along the ocean side of North Coast Highway between Cliff Drive and Jasmine Street to accommodate the construction of a new boutique hotel, public art exhibition space, and restaurants. A Concept Review hearing was conducted by the Planning Commission on October 16, 2019. The applicant obtained feedback from the Planning Commission and the public and plans to revise their project.
Cleo Hotel Project
The proposed project consists of the demolition of an existing Laguna Beach Holiday Inn Hotel (696 South Coast Highway) and a mixed-use commercial/residential development (688-690 South Coast Highway) to accommodate the construction of a new boutique hotel and mixed-use development with below grade parking. A concept review was conducted by the Planning Commission on November 7, 2018.
Planning Commission Staff Report for Concept Review dated November 7, 2018 (scroll down to Public Hearing Item No. 3)
The following documents relate to past major development projects in the City of Laguna Beach: