A Costa Mesa business complex property that has been the site of several city raids in recent years could soon become a unit housing development. In past years, Costa Mesa has said the shopping center at Fair Drive has housed prostitution massage parlors and unlicensed medical marijuana dispensaries. COSTA MESA A Fair Drive business complex that has been raided in recent years for housing unlicensed marijuana dispensaries and massage parlors that police investigators said they suspected were linked to prostitution, might soon get an overhaul. A Newport Beach developer is asking Costa Mesa to change the property zoning at Fair Drive so the property can be converted into a unit, high-density housing development.
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Police Lt. There were no arrests. All the businesses have been given notice that their licenses will be rescinded within 30 days. The Los Angeles Times says the parlors are bundled into a small facility alongside three marijuana dispensaries and a pizza parlor. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Costa Mesa takes a step toward replacing massage parlors with high-density housing
A massage sign is visible from Beach Blvd. A state agency created to provide oversight into hiring at massage parlors has made it increasingly difficult for cities and law enforcement agencies to regulate massage businesses that serve as a front for prostitution and human trafficking, Orange County officials say. Huntington Beach is considering stricter regulations after massage businesses increased sevenfold in three years and police made 10 prostitution arrests last month. Costa Mesa officials also say they are interested in looking into tighter restrictions after complaints by residents. Steven Fong, who investigates these cases.
A Costa Mesa commercial center known for Hotties Pizza and massage parlors is now poised to become the site of more than two dozen new homes. The City Council unanimously approved a zoning change this week for Fair Drive, near Harbor Boulevard, from commercial to high-density residential. The 1. Police raids in visited the parlors, suspected to be prostitution fronts, though no arrests were made. Years ago, the property also housed medical marijuana dispensaries, which have since closed.