The City Center Project in Laguna Niguel has been in the works for quite a few years. The area is off Crown Valley Parkway and Alicia Parkway and is an empty space of approximately 30 acres. It would house retail space, restaurants and other shops but I don’t know if a pedestrian bridge would connect the area to the current town center.
The proposed downtown project will go back out for public bid for a new real estate developer (July 2019) according to Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett. Supervisor Bartlett announced late last year that despite a two-year effort to reach an agreement with Lab Holding, the developer’s “Best and Final Offer” did not meet the County’s performance and financial requirements. Therefore, the County Board of Supervisors voted to initiate a new Request for Proposals (RFP) process to solicit new bids.
The Marina Hills neighborhood is located near Marina Hills Dr and Niguel Rd.
Marina Hills is considered the Master Association for homes in the area and provides a clubhouse with a large pool and spa, six lighted tennis courts, children’s play area and wide open spaces and parks. Marina Hills consists of 10 communities that offer single family homes and condos in a gated and non-gated neighborhoods.
The most exclusive community in Marina Hills is the Siena community. This neighborhood is a guard gated community with some of the more expensive homes in the area. Homes Marina Hills range from the low $500,000 for condos all the way up to the high Millions for single family Homes. There are many homes that sell in the mid $700,000 to $800,000 range with the community offering its own community pool, spa.
Kite Hill homes were built by S&S Home Builders in Kite Hill South, Kite Hill North, and Kite Hill III tracts. These homes were built between 1978 and 1988. The earliest homes were built off Ana Maria Lane and Ivy Glen. All other were built off of the semicircle street of Kite Hill Dr.
All homes are “detached” homes – no condos. Taxes are 1 percent of purchase price and there are no Mello-Roos bonds. There are 301 homes, most of which are two-story homes, but there are three models of one-story homes.
There are 16 different two-story home models ranging from 2,200 to 3,500 square feet.Many of the models have split-level floor-plans with living and family rooms on different levels which was popular in the 90’s but may look a bit dated now. Most are built in a modified Spanish-style with Spanish clay tile or lightweight cement shingles.
Many of the lots are a large size and there are several small cul-de-sacs and view lots. The subdivision has a beautiful park in the center and a large pool, with four lighted tennis courts. Schools are Capistrano Unified.
The newly built City Hall on the Corner of Crown Valley Parkway and Alicia Parkway houses the following departments:
Interim City Manager
Parks & Recreation