By Bill Petersen, Dana Point
(Note: this letter ran in print with a mistake in the headline referring to the incorrect ballot measure. We regret the error.)
If we don’t pass Measure H we will become the apartment armpit of South Orange County. Already the owners of the Majestic project, which was 109 condos in three buildings on 2.2 acres, have flipped it to Raintree Partners which is apparently going to make those condos into rentals.
Is this why the taxpayers were tapped for $20 to $26 million and now have to endure congested slow moving Pacific Coast Highway and a deserted but expensive Del Prado Avenue? We thought it was going to be a commercial district. Well, we do have a new BevMo!
Vote yes on Measure H and make sure the Raintree project is the last one of its kind in Town Center. If you vote yes on Measure I you are ensuring that more Raintree type projects will arrive soon, and taxpayers will be paying for the overflow parking from developments that will likely get more parking concessions at our expense. Don’t destroy Dana Point. Vote yes on citizens’ Measure H, and no on council’s and developers’ Measure I.