Capital Improvement Projects (CIP)

The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is the City's plan for addressing major public facility improvements.  The plan considers the repair, replacement or construction of new portions of the City's physical infrastructure system; such as streets, buildings, parks, street lights, and storm drains. The City reviews suggestions for capital improvements on a yearly basis and evaluates existing infrastructure to prioritize needed improvements.

The City's annual budget, includes the CIP with a ten-year schedule for all capital projects proposed at the time the budget is submitted. The CIP includes detailed descriptions of the projects budgeted in Year One and Two. Titles and budget amounts are included for projects included in Years Three through Ten for planning purposes only.

Bluebird Cyn Evacuation Rte 2

Bluebird Canyon Drive Evacuation Route Widening

Bluebird Canyon Drive is a key evacuation route, and widening the road to provide sufficient emergency egress is identified in the City’s approved Wildfire Mitigation and Fire Safety Report.  The scope of work includes road widening and installing a retaining wall on the north side of Bluebird Canyon Drive from approximately 800 feet east of Oriole Drive to Rancho Laguna Road.

Ramona Alley in Laguna Beach showing paver stones

Moss Street Beach Access Rehabilitation

The City of Laguna Beach will be rehabilitating the existing staircase that provides public access to Moss Cove. The project will not only improve and enhance the aesthetics of the staircase but also the community's experience. The project will include viewpoints, wall reduction, landscape preservation and native planting palette, trash and recycling, and the installation of a permanent lifeguard observation tower.

Ramona Alley in Laguna Beach showing paver stones

Promenade on Forest

The Promenade on Forest opened to the public on June 15, 2020, to create a pedestrian-only outdoor dining, shopping, and art performance area. The City will construct a permanent pedestrian plaza design to continue the Promenade on Forest program permanently. The City has selected RRM Design Firm to provide preliminary engineering and entitlement services for the project.

Riddle Field Playground Proposed

Riddle Field Playground Improvements

The City will be replacing the existing playground equipment at Riddle Field due to age and deterioration. City Staff coordinated playground design alternatives with the Recreation Committee who unanimously voted to move a replacement design forward to Planning Commission for Design Review.