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Town Center

Pipeline Presentation
Pipeline of Dana Point Development Presentation (PDF)

The Town Center Plan was adopted by the City Council to encourage the revitalization of the Dana Point Town Center. The Plan establishes a framework of public improvements that will support private reinvestment and development, while re-balancing activities to encourage a pedestrian friendly environment for shopping, dining, entertainment and the wide range of activities that give meaning and identity to a town center.

The PCH/Del Prado Street Improvement Project returns Pacific Coast Highway to two-way circulation similar to the up coast and down coast sections of PCH adjoining the Town Center between Blue Lantern and Copper Lantern. It provides the public improvements needed to begin realizing the vision provided in the Town Center Plan.

The City of Dana Point and South Coast Water District have developed a joint phasing plan to complete the necessary public improvements in the Town Center; South Coast Water District will be accomplishing the underground utilities and the City will be following with construction of the traffic calming and beautification elements. The construction schedule for South Coast Water District construction began in September 2013 and the City construction began work in early 2014.

Through cooperative efforts between the City of Dana Point and South Coast Water District, implementation of the visionary Town Center Plan is now underway.  PCH has been completed and Del Prado is under construction.  Estimated completion for Del Prado construction is September 2015.  The Town Center was rebranded to the "Lantern District" in December of 2013.

If you have questions about the Town Center Plan, contact Community Development at (949) 248-3563.

For more information on South Coast Water District water, sewer and storm drain facility improvements, visit the SCWD website at

For regular construction updates, see the City's website or sign up for e-News notifications at

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