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As we approach the public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council 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 will hold a public hearing starting at 6:30PM on July 17, 2014, in the City Council Chambers, at the address below. The Planning Commission staff report will be available at the City’s website this Friday.

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

City Hall Reuse


R.D. Olson's application is presently under review by City staff and negotiations on a ground lease are ongoing. The City has completed a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed hotel and necessary General Plan, Coastal Land Use Plan, and Zoning Code amendments. The DEIR is available for a 45-day public review period beginning on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. All interested parties are invited to submit written comments on the DEIR. Due to the time limits mandated by state law, comments on the DEIR must be received from April 29, 2014 through June 13, 2014, and anyone submitting written comments should provide the name of a contact person with their response.

Copies of the DEIR are available during the 45-day public review period at the following locations:

1. City of Newport Beach Planning Division, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660;
2. City of Newport Beach website:;
3. Newport Beach Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660;
4. Newport Beach Public Library, Balboa Branch, 100 East Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660;
5. Newport Beach Public Library, Corona Del Mar Branch, 420 Marigold Avenue, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625;
6. Newport Beach Public Library, Mariners Branch, 1300 Irvine Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660.

All comments and responses to this notice should be submitted in writing to: James Campbell, Principal Planner, City of Newport Beach, Community Development Department, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA, 92660, (949)644-3210 or via email at

The Planning Commission of the City of Newport Beach will hold a study session on the project at its June 5, 2014, meeting that will be held in the City Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA, 92660. For further information as to the future schedule of hearings, please check: No final action will be taken at the Study Session. It is a good opportunity for the Commission and public to review and discuss the project. A public hearing is scheduled for July 17, 2014, where the Commission will likely finalize a recommendation for action for 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 

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