Village Entrance Project

Village Entrance Project Current Status:   On November 12, 2013, the City Council voted to pursue a scaled-down Village Entrance project involving a landscaped promenade to beautify the site and creation of additional surface parking at the recently-acquired property at 725 Laguna Canyon Road. On April 1, 2014, the City Council approved a contract with Griffin Structures, Inc. to coordinate public outreach and assist with the design team selection process. On July 16, 2014, a community workshop was held to obtain feedback on specific elements and features, such as the historic sewer digester, carports and Laguna Canyon Road median. The presentation can be viewed by clicking on the link below, and the results of the workshop were presented to the City Council on September 2, 2014. 

A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was recently issued for the selection of a consulting firm(s) to provide architectural, landscape, civil engineering, structural engineering, environmental, and other professional services related to the project. A selection panel prequalified three firms, and a Request for Proposals (RFP) was sent to each prequalified firm in October 2014. The RFP included a significantly more detailed scope of services, incorporating feedback from a July 16, 2014, public workshop and subsequent direction from the City Council on specific elements of the project. All three firms submitted proposals by the November 3, 2014, due date, and interviews were held later that month. However, based on feedback from the proposers, it was determined not to pursue the full scope of services as requested in the original RFP given the uncertainty surrounding key design elements, such as bridging and circulation. Rather, staff re-issued the RFP for services through schematic design only. All three prequalified firms agreed to participate in the revised RFP process and submitted proposals by February 13, 2015. The City Council is scheduled to consider selection of a design team on April 14, 2015. Copies of the RFPs and the firms’ proposals are provided below.

Request for Proposal Village Entrance
Revised Request for Proposal Village Entrance

LPA Proposal
LPA Revised Proposal

RBF Proposal
RBF Revised Proposal

Spurlock Poirier Proposal
Spurlock Poirier Revised Proposal

Presentation on Workshop Results 9/2/14
Agenda Bill 9/2/14
Design Team Request For Qualifications 7/28/14
Village Entrance Workshop Presentation 7/16/14
Video Of Village Entrance Workshop Presentation 7/16/14
Village Entrance Workshop Presentation 11/12/13
Visitor Serving Parking - Village Entrance Project 10/14/2013
Councilmember Whalen's Guiding Principles 10/1/13
City Council Presentation 10/1/13
Village Entrance Staff Presentation October 1, 2013
Request for Qualifications July 2013

Conceptual Sketches

GeoFirm Report on Foundation Design 9/26/13
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Report 9/26/13
GeoFirm Preliminary Analysis of Soil and Water Sampling 9/19/13
Village Entrance Project: FAQ's 7/24/13
Agenda Bill 6/11/13
Agenda Bill 3/26/13
Village Entrance Presentation by Mayor Pro Tem Pearson 3/26/13
Village Entrance Presentation by Council Member Iseman 3/26/13
City Council Workshop 1/15/2005

City Council Meeting Minutes

For information about the Village Entrance Project contact Wade Brown @ (949) 497-0360 or 

 Environmental Impact Report (EIR)