Cleo Street Beach Access Rehabilitation Project CIP 21-9525


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Laguna Beach
Document Title
Cleo Street Beach Access Rehabilitation Project CIP 21-9525
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Village High Density, Residential High Density, and Local Business District (on South Coast Highway).
Document Description
The City of Laguna Beach Public Works and Utilities Department is proposing the Cleo Street Beach Access Rehabilitation Project. The Project will remove a portion of the sidewalk on Ocean Front Drive while protecting most of the decorative concrete barrier and preserving the decorative trash receptacle at the top of stairs, the historical dedication sign, and lamp post. Where existing sidewalk is removed, new asphalt concrete pavement will be constructed with striping to delineate a “No Parking” zone with a wider safer walkway for pedestrians. A small segment of barrier will be removed to introduce a new upper viewing area with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access. Sidewalk adjacent to the new upper viewing area will be replaced and regraded to reduce slopes. The existing beach access stairs will be removed and replaced with new stairs. The new stairs feature expanded intermediate landings, aesthetic boulder-like benches at select locations, improved pile foundations, supplemental trash and recycling receptacles, and continuous hand railing. Access to the pump house will be maintained while improving safety and security of the upper pump station deck slab with new perimeter hand railing and lockable gate. The lower flight of stairs will extend and key into bedrock to ensure safe access regardless of seasonal fluctuations in sand level. Other appurtenant improvements include additional rock slope protection, rehabilitation of the face of the deteriorated reinforced concrete storm drain outlet structure, removals of exposed deteriorated abandoned steel pipe, and replacement with concrete plugs and grouted riprap. Adjacent landscape areas and irrigation impacted by the work will be restored in kind. Construction is expected to commence in 2024 and be completed in 2025.

Contact Information

Alpha Santos-Guinto
Agency Name
City of Laguna Beach
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Laguna Beach
Southern California
Cross Streets
South Coast Highway/Cleo Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Preschool (Montessori School of Laguna Beach) 1/4 mi
Pacific Ocean
Laguna B
Other Location Info
Other Information

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Rehabilitation of existing coastal access point)
Local Actions
Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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