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Newport Beach considers adding new waterway near Lido

January 11, 2011 |  7:32 am

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.

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