Farallon Drive Could be Renamed Civic Center Drive

posted: November 25th, 2012 06:57 am | 2Comments

Newport Beach could soon say farewell to Farallon Drive.

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the Council will consider changing the name from Farallon Drive to Civic Center Drive to reflect the opening of the Civic Center, which has been under construction since May 2010.

Changing the street’s name would cost $2,300 in labor and materials to replace four street signs, according to a staff report included in the meeting’s online agenda.

The idea of changing the street name came from Newport Beach resident Jim Mosher, who suggested the change at a February City Council Study session. His original idea was to rename Avocado Avenue, City Councilman Ed Selich said that the change would be detrimental to too many businesses located on Avocado. Farallon has no businesses or buildings, and the road leads from Newport Center Drive directly to the Civic Center building.

Mosher said that Civic Center Drive was a suggested placeholder name, but he hoped the City could have come up with something even more distinctive, perhaps by holding a contest with local schoolchildren offering suggestions.

According to the staff report, the City Council also could consider the names Civic Center Plaza, Civic Center Way, Civic Center Boulevard or Civic Center Avenue

The Civic Center will be open to the public for the first time for the City Council’s Dec. 11 meeting. City staff will move into the building in February, but no events will be scheduled in the park area until early summer, officials have said.

Tuesday’s City Council meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at 3300 Newport Blvd. The public may attend and make comments.

2 Responses to “Farallon Drive Could be Renamed Civic Center Drive”



November 25th, 2012

Good idea..... WAY TO GO JIM !!!!


November 26th, 2012

What's the point? $2300 down the drain for no reason.

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