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 former City Hall Complex located in Lido Village at the corner of Newport Boulevard and 32nd Street. The 4.25 acre site provides an excellent opportunity achieve the goals of the City to revitalize Lido Village for the benefit of the entire community. The City has undergone an extensive planning effort and the proposed Lido House Hotel is a significant step toward an updated and exciting future for Lido Village and the entire City. RD Olson has brought together an exceptionally qualified team to fullfill the Lido Village vision by providing unique destination hotel experience that will serve visitors and residents alike.
The Proposed Lido House Hotel is a luxury, 130-room hotel set on a 4.25 acre site that formerly housed the City's City Hall. ALong with the hotel, a landscaped public plaza along Newport Boulevard is planned and the two large ficus trees will be retained. Guestrooms would include standard king, double queen, extended stay suites, extended stay villas, and a presidential suite. The hotel would also include meeting rooms, accessory retail spaces, a restaurant, lobby bar, rooftop patio, guest pool, and recreational areas. The four-story hotel would be organized around a central courtyard with outdoor pool, fire place, water feature, and formal lawn area. Guestrooms and suites, including a Presidential Suite and extended stay suites and villas, would occupy levels two through four. The villas would be two-stories and include a rooftop terrace and private entry with a front yard and porch. Ballroom and meeting areas would be housed in a separate building, separate from the sleeping accommodations areas of the hotel. The rooftop patio would include a bar area, fire pit, and cabanas and provide views of the bay and ocean.
R.D. Olson's application is presently under review by City staff and negotiations on a ground lease are ongoing. The City is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed hotel and necessary General Plan, Coastal Land Use Plan, and Zoning Code amendments. The draft EIR is nearly complete and shoud be available for public review near the end of April 2014. Public meetings on the draft EIR and project will start in June and hearings should occur in July of 2014. A schedule will be published when the draft EIR is available for review. Any final project approved by the City will require California Coastal Commission consideration, which would occur after local consideration by the City Council.
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
City of Newport Beach
Community Development Department
949-644-3210 or firstname.lastname@example.org