Town Center Update

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 Town Center 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 begins in September 2013 and the City construction begins work in early 2014 on Phase 1. Once work is completed on Pacific Coast Highway, South Coast Water District can begin their underground utility work on Del Prado between Ruby Lantern and Golden Lantern. The City will follow with its work on Del Prado as Phase 2.

Through cooperative efforts between the City of Dana Point and South Coast Water District, implementation of the visionary Town Center Plan is now underway.

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