Laguna Beach Village Entrance Project Phase 1 Completion

Located in the area adjacent to the intersection of Laguna Canyon Road & Forest Avenue, the Village Entrance project focuses on enhanced pedestrian safety, improved traffic flow and new open space

Village Entrance Project

Phase 1 Work Complete

Aerial View of completed Parking Lot 11 at corner of Forest & Broadway

A Message From the Mayor

Dear Community Members,

The City of Laguna Beach is pleased to announce the completion of the first phase of the Village Entrance Project. Like the doorway into your home, the Village Entrance Project will create a new first impression for everyone entering the City of Laguna Beach. Located across from the Festival of the Arts and the Laguna Playhouse and adjacent to City Hall, this newly renovated area brings beauty and an environmentally friendly design to our Civic Arts District with parking, walkways, benches, bike racks and green space to be enjoyed by residents, downtown business patrons and visitors to our summer festivals.

I want to thank the Laguna Beach Public Works Department which has worked tirelessly on the first phase of this project and has ensured its completion on time and on budget.

Construction on the Village Entrance Project will halt for the summer months and resume in September with the second and final phase of the project scheduled for completion by Summer of 2020. On behalf of the City of Laguna Beach and the Laguna Beach City Council, I invite you to enjoy the new improvements at the Village Entrance.


Bob Whalen

Mayor of the City of Laguna Beach

Parking Lots 10 & 11 Now Open

Parking Also Available Between the Lots Along Laguna Canyon Road

Phase 1 progress on Parking Lot 10
Parking Lot 11 open at the Corner of Broadway & Forest Avenue

Village Entrance Project

Phase 1 Complete

New Parking Lot 11 Key Achievements

- Construction of pedestrian path from Art-A-Fair to Forest Avenue

- Completion of landscaping along Laguna Canyon Road

Crews place fresh mulch around new landscaping at the site

-Installation of new pedestrian path and lot decorative lighting

- Installation of new Channel Fence

When Complete, the Village Entrance Project Will Provide 370 Parking Spaces

The new Village Entrance Project Parking Lot 11 features permeable pavers

The Village Entrance Project features wide walking trails, 52 new bicycle racks and new pedestrian paths made from decorative concrete and decomposed granite to create a safer, pedestrian-friendly urban environment

Paved roads, bridges, and new parking lots support better circulation and traffic flow at the Village Entrance Project site creating a safer environment for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles

Wide walking paths and decorative lighting along Laguna Canyon Road

Village Entrance Project Parking Lot 11 (located at the corner of Forest & Broadway) features two new electric vehicle charging stations

Project Rendering

New Channel Fence replaces old chain link fence

New decorative Channel Fence

New Parking Lot 10 Key Achievements

- Constructed two-way vehicular bridge at Parking Lot 10 (adjacent to Art-A-Fair)

- Constructed pedestrian bridge at Parking Lot 10

Concrete Bridge Girders lowered into place on Lot 10 Vehicular Bridge

- Completed hardscape improvements including curbs, gutters, permeable decorative pavers, and asphalt pavement

- Planting of box trees, shrubs and flowers to complete lot landscaping

Many thanks to our tireless crew!

When finished, the Village Entrance Project will feature:

120 new trees

9,100 new shrubs

2,200 flats of ground cover

Next Steps: Project Phase 2

September 2019-May 2020

- Reconstruct Employee Parking Lot

- Reconstruct Lot 12 (Lumberyard Parking Lot)

- Widen bridge over Laguna Channel at Forest Avenue

- Construct new sidewalk along Forest Avenue

Meet Your Village Entrance Team

From Left to Right: Tom Perez, Village Entrance Project Director; Shohreh Dupuis, Assistant City Manager and Director of Public Works; and Mark Trestik, City Engineer.


Call: (949) 464-6688

Email: villageentrance@ lagunabeachcity.net


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