Phase 2 of the development plan to restore the storied cottages at Crystal Cove State Beach is nearly complete.
The phase renovated 7 of the 46 cottages. Phase 1, which finished in 2006, renovated 22 cottages.
Phase 2 changes include 20 garage door reconstructions; converting Cottage 45 to an overnight rental; turning Cottage 5 into an office space for the Crystal Cove Alliance (CCA) and state parks; three cottages that are part of an outdoor educational commons; converting Cottage 40 to be ADA accessible; and turning iconic Cottage 13 into a film museum.
Crystal Cove plans to evaluate Phase 3 as soon as Phase 2 is wrapped up in August.
The CCA, the official nonprofit partner with the California State Parks, raised all the funds privately through various grants and donations, which totaled about $5.7 million.