Newport Beach considers adding new waterway near Lido
If some dreamers have their way, kayaks and Duffy electric boats could be floating along a canal at the current site of Newport Beach City Hall.
A waterway would stretch from the Lido Village waterfront, past new mid-rise condo buildings, and eventually under Newport Boulevard.
That is one of the more ambitious ideas produced by a months-long planning process the city and nearby property owners will review Tuesday. After heavily criticizing a proposal in November, City Council members will discuss the reuse of the four-acre City Hall site and the adjoining land.
"I'm very pleased with how it looks," Mayor Mike Henn said of the plans.
-- Mike Reicher, Daily Pilot / Times Community News