A proposed mixed-use project on Mariners Mile moved closer to fruition after receiving a round of permit approvals from the Newport Beach Planning Commission on Thursday, to the dismay of some concerned residents.

Mariners Mile is a 1.3-mile-long stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between Newport Boulevard and Dover Drive.

The commission approved on a 5-1 vote a resolution that includes a coastal development permit, conditional use permit, site development review and a tentative parcel map. Planning Commission Chair Erik Weigand dissented and Commissioner Lauren Kleiman was absent.
The proposed project would replace an existing marine sales facility with a development that is expected to consist of three stories of 35 residential units and a one-story 11,266-square-foot boutique auto showroom, according to a city staff report. At least three of those residential units will be priced for low-income households.

Image Credit: A view of Mariners Mile looking south along Pacific Coast Highway.
(Don Leach / Staff Photographer)​

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