2009 BID corona del mar receIVeS approVal for ADVISORY BOARD Bernie Svalstad StreetlIght ImproVement project Chairman BPS Newport Financial, Inc. The Corona del Mar Busi- through sponsorship. Tom Nicholson ness Improvement District has Below is the tentative Vice Chairman great news to start the new 2009 project schedule, assum- Nicholson Construction year! ing no new items are added to Sharon Dawson The City of Newport the project scope. Secretary/Treasurer Priority Real Estate Services, Inc. Beach has confirmed the scope Stay tuned for more and conditions of another ma- project information from the Beverley “B.J.” Johnson jor component of the Vision Corona del Mar Business Im- Prudential Real Estate Plan for Corona del Mar. The provement District. Mark Schulein proposed Streetlight Improve- More information visit Crown Ace Hardware, Inc. ment Project has received a light fixtures will be installed www.CDMVillage.com. Jim Walker targeted project timeline and on these streetlight poles. The Bungalow Restaurant will make a dramatic difference Twenty-eight streetlight poles Ali Zadeh in the village atmosphere of will remain in their existing Request for Proposal Port Restaurant Corona del Mar. January 1 to January 31 state. The existing cobra mast Basically, The Corona arm and light fixture on these Consultant Selection BID APPOINTMENTS del Mar Streetlight Project AND VOLUNTEERS existing poles will be replaced & Award will include work on 35 city- with decorative fir green mast February 1 to March 31 Scott Palmer BID Administration owned streetlights along East arms and light fixtures. Design Coast Highway between Avo- The City and the CdM BID April 1 to June 30 Katie Bowden cado and Hazel Drive. Seven Economic Development Admin. will each assume 50 percent of City of Newport Beach streetlight poles between Avo- the design and the construction Bid cado Avenue and MacArthur costs for the project. The BID July 2 to July 23 Linda Leonhard CdM Chamber of Commerce Boulevard will be completely has plans for upcoming acces- Construction Award removed and replaced with sory items such as decorative August 11 Wade Roberts Sherman Library & Gardens a new pole that will match flower baskets, banner brackets the other poles within the and donation plaques where Construction Val Skoro project limits. Decorative fir September 7 to November 30 Parks, Beaches & Recreation folks among the community green-colored mast arm and can acknowledge loved ones Ron Yeo Ron Yeo, FAIA Architect, Inc. NEwPORT BEAch cITY cOUNcIL BID MEMBERS: Nancy Gardner GET INVOLVED & STAY INFORMED! Councilwoman Advisory Board meetings are open to the public: you are always welcome! Ed Selich Mayor JANUARY 22 • FEBRUARY 26 t 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. For ongoing updates cdM chamber Office: 2855 E. coast hwy. Suite 101 from the BID, visit For more information: www.cdMVillage.com www.cdmvillage.com CORONA DEL MAR BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT corona del mar buSIneSS beautIfIcatIon award preSented to SteVe fIScher, real eState InVeStor, 3600 e. coaSt hIghwaY Congratulations to prop- Although a native of Los a full-time CdM resident. his architectural firm’s talents erty owner Steve Fischer and Angeles County, Fischer is no Fischer purchased the and professionalism in working project architect Gary Wiggle stranger to Orange County, old Shell Station lot at the with the City as a true asset to for being selected to receive having spent weekends grow- Corner of PCH and Orchid the development. the prestigious Corona del ing up in the family’s Laguna in late 2003 and hired lo- The building includes a Mar Business Beautification Niguel “weekend home.” cal architect Gary Wiggle of beautiful upstairs office unit Award. Fischer’s first commercial Keisker & Wiggle to draw up sporting a lovely outside deck, The Advisory Board of the real estate investment in Co- original plans for a walking fireplace, plasma TV and a CdM Business Improvement rona del Mar began in 2003 plaza, street-facing units and village rooftop view. Although District unanimously recog- with the purchase of the build- subterranean parking. After Fischer would have preferred a nizes 44-year-old Los Angeles ing located at 3321 East Coast working with the Planning more modern architecture for Real Estate Investor Steve Fis- Highway, currently housed by Commission and becoming the building, in working with cher for his successful Corona Bliss Linens. Fischer’s love of more familiar with the Vision the governing factors, the fin- del Mar building development architecture, the Corona del for Corona del Mar, plans were ished project reflects a mix of located at 3600 East Coast Mar village, and his support changed and finally approved, modern/classical architecture Highway, home to Wachovia of the CdM Vision Plan has taking the project five years to complimenting the CdM vil- Bank and Clickbrand. inspired future plans to become complete. Fischer recognized lage atmosphere. InStallatIon of IrIS traffIc SIgnal proVIdeS SafetY for corona del mar pedeStrIanS The intersection of Coast been working diligently on Walk, where thousands of allow traffic to flow easily and Highway and Iris has needed a working through the red tape, folks crossed the highway, the pedestrians to cross with a safer means of crossing for pe- budget concerns and public new Iris signal was used with special synching technology destrians for a very long time. outreach in seeing this project frequency and without fear for to prevent any negative impact In November the long-awaited through. Even a traffic control both pedestrians and drivers. on traffic. installation of a traffic signal consultant hired to analyze The beauty of the signal The signal at Iris also was completed, and the folks citywide traffic agreed that a installation is that it ironically seems to add to that “pedestri- of Corona del Mar are very signal at Iris was highly recom- occurred in conjunction with an friendly” village atmosphere pleased! mended. the city’s implementation of that is such an important The Corona del Mar Busi- Just in time for the Co- the new traffic synchroniza- feature to the overall Vision ness Improvement District has rona del Mar annual Christmas tion system. This system will Plan.