I have no problem with adding residential or mixed-use development to the airport area, in proper, attractive neighborhoods, with open space, a retail food market and recreation.
Newport Beach is a suburban city, with many wonderful neighborhoods. We do not want to become urbanized by projects that do not belong here. It still boggles my mind that any residence type, so close to the airport, would qualify as "luxury." And whatever happened to the need for low-income housing?
It is time for our city to honor the promises it made in the voter-approved 2006 General Plan and stop accommodating what major developers ask to build.