Driftwood Properties, LLC has dedicated 75 acres of land in South Laguna to the city of Laguna Beach, including land earmarked for a hotly contested proposed housing project.
The dedication was made at the Dec. 16 California Coastal Commission hearing in San Francisco by John Mansour, vice president of The Athens Group on behalf of Driftwood Properties, according to a news release issued Dec. 17.
"The ownership of Driftwood Properties is very pleased to announce a gift of 75 acres of land to the city of Laguna Beach for the public's enjoyment in perpetuity," said Mansour. "The land dedication is the result of a concerted effort between the property owners, California Coastal Commission, California Coastal Conservancy and Laguna Canyon Foundation."
The dedication sets aside more than 20% of Driftwood Properties' 235-acre holdings in South Laguna. The 75-acre property is adjacent to a 90-acre parcel that was recently dedicated to the city and will open new public access to connect to the Aliso and Woods Canyons Wilderness Park, according to the news statement.