In the early 1900’s, Corona del Mar was developed primarily as a weekend getaway for residents of Los Angeles and Pasadena. Quaint cottages were built on 30 foot lots and 30 foot streets were sufficient for the vehicles and traffic of the time.
As Orange County grew and urbanized, so did Corona del Mar’s population. Instead of two-bedroom cottages which were originally built to accommodate part-time use, the city’s zoning codes changed with the times allowing two units per parcel which also meant at least twice the cars of the cottage era on streets designed for much smaller populations and vehicles.
CdMRA has been addressing this issue in one form or another since it was formed in 1987. But until recently, there never seemed to be an overwhelming interest in developing a formal study and plan of how one-way streets might work in CdM.
CdMRA is once again seeking your feedback and interest in a One-Way Street Concept Design for CdM’s Flower Streets. We encourage you to share your thoughts with us.