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Week in Review : MAJOR EVENTS, IMAGES AND PEOPLE IN ORANGE COUNTY NEWS : Newport Beach OKs Irvine Center Expansion : CITIES

July 20, 1986| Times staff writers Bill Billiter and Mark Landsbaum compiled the Week in Review stories.

Here we grow again?

Newport Beach is split on the issue, but the City Council last week approved a plan to allow the Irvine Company to expand the business-commercial hub known as Irvine Center. The council's vote was 5 to 2.

The plan calls for several new office buildings, hundreds of new shops, town houses and road improvements.

"We believe the plan represents a fair balance between public interests and our private interests," said Irvine Co. President Thomas H. Nielsen. But some residents protested, including Dick Nicholl, who said: "It would just destroy our community."

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