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WHAT: Treasure Island WHAT’S BEHIND IT:...

WHAT:

Treasure Island

WHAT’S BEHIND IT:

Monthly Progress Reports keep the City Council apprised of

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glitches in the Treasure Island project, actions by other agencies

that pertain to the project.

The reports give council members time to challenge any

administrative approval and keep the public informed.

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WHAT NOW:

City staff gave the developer permission to replace shrubs with a

40-by 100-foot lawn starting at the bottom of the public staircase

and extending along the sidewalk to the drop-off entry to the public

park. Staff also approved a request to remove seven palm trees from a

total of 27 approved by the Design Review Board for planting in the

view corridor.

Council passed on the lawn, but decided that 20 was still too many

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trees impeding views and asked the developer’s landscape architect

for a different proposal.

A letter from South Coast Water District affirmed that the

district has budgeted $1.1 for the project’s sewer system

improvements. Total estimated cost is approximately $2.1 million.

WHAT’S NEXT:

Landscape architect Sean Finnegan will bring a revised plan for

the number of trees to be planted in the view corridor to the council

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Tuesday for consideration.

A prospectus that identifies the sites, lists requirements and

sets the budget for three pieces of public art at Treasure Island

will be mailed to 900 artists, including 350 in the city’s Arts

Directory. The competition will listed in national arts publications.

-- Barbara Diamond


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