McFadden Place Parking Lot Modification
Newport Beach, CA
Client: City of Newport Beach
To provide improved traffic circulation near the Newport pier, the City of Newport Beach
decided to convert 21st Street from one-way to two-way traffic. Conversion of the street required
street widening which in turn impacted the adjacent surface parking
lot at McFadden Place.
Working directly for the City, Civil Works Engineers prepared alternatives to widening the street and
modify the parking lot. The modifications included relocating the entrance and exit driveways,
reconfiguration of the parking stalls, reversing the lot circulation, providing
an interior circulation lane,
drainage upgrades, and providing accessible path of travel. Upon approval of the preferred
alternative, CWE prepared final construction documents which included street improvement plans,
site improvement plans, traffic signal modifications, and traffic handling.
The project site is under the jurisdiction of both the City of Newport Beach and the California Coastal
Commission. A permit was required from the Coastal Commission prior to starting construction.
CWE assisted the City with the permit submittal and approval. Although the size of the parking lot
was decreased due to the street widening, the Coastal Commission required the project was to maintain the same number of parking stalls.