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					         2009 BID                               corona del mar receIVeS approVal for
       Bernie Svalstad
                                                  StreetlIght ImproVement project
  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.
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
           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.
                                      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!
                                                 Advisory Board meetings are open to the public: you are always welcome!
           Ed Selich
                                                                        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:
                                   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.

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