16 MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY june 13-19, 2024 www.montereycountynow.com As Marina is growing, city leaders look for ways to give the old and the new a sense of place. By Celia Jiménez A City In Transition In 2021, the Promenade was still just a concept, shown in the rendering at left. At the time, Don Hofer of developer Shea Homes said this area would become the core of The Dunes and could become a destination similar to Monterey’s Cannery Row. At right, this mixed-used area is now being built around the Century movie theater Two projects that have been stalled in Marina are City Hall, which occupies dated, double-wide trailers that were supposed to be temporary, and Cypress Knolls (right), a dilapidated neighborhood in Marina’s core. Courtesy of City of Marina Daniel Dreifuss Daniel Dreifuss Daniel Dreifuss