Developer selected to revitalize Dana Point Harbor in 2018

November 9, 2017 by  

A developer has been chosen by Orange County supervisors to rejuvenate Dana Point Harbor and make it a more appealing destination.

The planned revitalization will be substantial and is not projected to start until December 2018, so it will be quite a while before new Dana Point Harbor businesses are ordering their personalized stationery and business forms.

While this may seem like a long time to wait, comparatively speaking it is just a drop in the bucket. As Debra Lewis, mayor of Dana Point pointed out to the supervisors:

“We have been waiting 20 years for revitalization.”

With a unanimous vote, the supervisors have agreed that negotiations will take place between Dana Point Harbor Partners and Orange County officials concerning revitalization details. So far, plans include a 9,000-square-foot surfing museum, a retail space of 31,949 square feet, and 77,178 square feet of space dedicated to restaurants.

Additionally, the plans also include a modest-priced hotel and a boutique hotel with 136 and 130 rooms respectively, as well as 2,296 marina slips, dry-stack boat storage spaces for 388, and several valet boater slips.

ARC restaurant owner Chef Noah Blom spoke to the board about their choice of Burnham Ward Properties, to oversee the eateries at the harbor. Blom, having worked for the group, gave it his heartiest recommendation.

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