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As we progress through the the public process regarding the redevelopment of the former City Hall property located at 3300 Newport Boulevard and 475 32nd Street, the community has raised several questions regarding the land use entitlement process. Staff has prepared an information sheet in response to the most frequently asked questions. Lido House Hotel Entitlement FAQ.

If there are additional questions or you need further information, please contact me by calling (949) 644-3210 or sending me an email at The Planning Commission helda a public hearing Monday, August 11, 2014. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend certification of the environmental impact report prepared for the project and project approval to the City Council. The City Council will consider the project on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 7:00PM.

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.

Plans for the project can be accessed in the "Lido House Hotel" folder here.

City Hall Reuse

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A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 7:00PM where the City Council will consider the project.


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 

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