Dana Point Real Estate News: a plan for Doheny Village

lyq1an-lyq195dohenyvillage_886The Doheny Village, a dream coming true? For our clients or potential home buyers looking in the areas of Dana Point, specifically those looking for homes around the Lantern Village, Del Obispo areas and Capistrano Beach, these are specially interesting news.

There's a plan from the city of Dana Point to convert the Capistrano Area that for many it's a neglected one and with tons of commercial potential, that is called Doheny Village, to an upscale shopping area.  The plan is expected to be unveiled in three to four months. Ideas include more bike paths and racks, a bridge at the Doheny Village Hand Car Wash at 34241 Doheny Park Road that would link to a nearby bike path, and beautification of roads and sidewalks. The general design goals include more retail opportunities, preserving the area's surfing heritage and improving access. Doheny Village now is a mix of an aging mobile-home park, big-box retail, institutional facilities, a lumber yard and other light industrial uses. There's an "excellent opportunity to create a vision and plan that will be distinct in character and identity," a city staff report said in March 2010.

The area in talks is the one located by Costco, Doheny Village is a 0.5-square-mile low-density area of Capistrano Beach that is accessible from both I-5 and Pacific Coast Highway and is bordered by San Juan Capistrano to the north. Doheny Park Road is a major thoroughfare

With many recent and future changes to Dana Point - like the renovation of the Harbor, the beautification of La Cresta street along Lantern Village, the possible expansion of PCH along Dana Point, and another hotel (Marriott Courtyard) coming, seems like an investment in Dana Point real estate can't go wrong!

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