The Cove at El Niguel Project


The proposed Cove at El Niguel Development Project, submitted by Laguna Niguel Properties Inc., is located on Crown Valley Parkway at Playa Blanca, opposite the intersection of Crown Valley Parkway and Paseo Del Niguel. The 4.2-acre property is currently vacant and has a General Plan Land Use Designation of Residential Attached and Zoning of RM, Multi-family District.

The Applicant is requesting a Site Development Permit (SP 16-04), Minor Adjustment (MA 22-11), and Tentative Tract Map (TT 17721) for 22 homes (duplex and triplex configurations) on a 2 acre lot (1.4 acre buildable footprint), preserving approximately 2.9 acres of open space. The proposal is supported by the existing General Plan and Zoning requirements.

Project Update

  • City Council denied the appeal and upheld the 9/13/2022 Planning Commission approval on 12/5/2022.

August 23, 2022 Planning Commission Public Hearing 

Applicant Outreach Materials

Final EIR - Posted 8/11/2022

The Final EIR contains responses to comments submitted during the public review period of the Draft EIR.

Draft EIR - Public Review Period April 11 - May 27

The Cove at El Niguel – Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting