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Planned Community to Be Built in Laguna Niguel

May 18, 1986

Grading is in progress and construction is scheduled to start in the spring of 1987 on the first phase of 528 residential units at Marina Hills, a 700-acre, master-planned community being developed in Laguna Niguel by Taylor Woodrow Homes.

On completion, in four phases, the community will include 500 acres of housing, a total of 2,315 units, of which 1,655 will be single-family detached homes, town houses and condominiums, and 660 will be rental apartments. The development will be valued at more than $350 million, Taylor Woodrow said.

The first phase, expected to be opened in the summer of 1987, will contain 101 single-family detached homes, 128 single-family attached units, 99 patio homes and 200 multifamily structures.

The 200 acres of recreational land will include a county regional park with direct access to the Salt Creek corridor, creating a direct link from the Street of the Golden Lantern to Monarch Beach for three uninterrupted miles of hiking and bicycling trails.

There also will be a private, 12-acre park for the community with pools, spas, tennis courts, recreation center, playing fields and children's playgrounds, as well as special viewpoints and satellite recreation areas with pools, spas and cabanas.

Two entries, off Marina Hills Drive at Niguel Road, will be waterscaped and will introduce the community's Mediterranean architectural theme.

Taylor Woodrow Homes California Ltd., based in Newport Beach, is a member of the London, England-based Taylor Woodrow Group. Land planner for Marina Hills is The Planning Center, Newport Beach; project engineer is Hunsaker Associates, Irvine, and landscape architect is Land Concern, Santa Ana.

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