Corona del Mar Business Improvement District (BID) operates under the umbrella of the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce. It was established in 1996 by business leaders with a vision to strengthen and improve the physical appearance of the village business district of Corona del Mar, California.
Corona del Mar Business Improvement District
2855 E. Coast Hwy.
Corona Del Mar, CA
Tel: (949) 673-4050
Working collectively with our organization's business members, local residents and the City of Newport Beach, the organization says that it is dedicated to completing a Vision Plan for the community of Corona del Mar.
Three years after formation the Corona del Mar Business Improvement District (BID) in 1999 met with business people and residents to explore what design changes would improve the Corona del Mar business district. Orange County American Institute of Architects and Urban Designers created a design plan. Next, Corona del Mar Residents Association and the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce prepared a specific area plan for the Corona del Mar business district to include:
A design plan for the public improvements on Coast Highway
Advisory design guidelines for the improvement of building facades
New sign guidelines
A parking plan
Improved development standards for commercial properties
Improvement of the alleys adjacent to the business district
Assume jurisdiction over Coast Highway from the state (CalTrans).
Negotiation with the state.
This effort culminated with an
agreement and relinquishment of the
highway by the State of California to
the City of Newport Beach, allowing the
development of the Improvement Plan. In
2005 with the construction of newly
landscaped highway medians through the
village business district were a
milestone in the BID's efforts.