A proposal for 95 acres of new entertainment, shopping and dining, offices, apartments and open space built around Honda Center and the ARTIC transit hub is set for City Council consideration in late September.
Known as OCVibe, the proposal would transform the area with the type of excitement and experiences seen around arenas and stadiums in San Diego, Sacramento and Los Angeles.
Anaheim's Planning Commission approved the proposal on Aug. 29. City Council consideration is expected on Sept. 27 and potentially again in early October.
The proposal calls for a new concert hall, amphitheater, farmers markets, a food hall, craft breweries and rooftop bars. Offices would mix indoor and outdoor workspaces, and apartments would include some 200 affordable apartments, all alongside plazas, paseos and park space.
Estimated at $4 billion, OCVibe is a proposal by Anaheim Real Estate Partners LLC, a company of Anaheim Ducks owners and Honda Center operators Henry and Susan Samueli.
Development would be privately funded with no city revenue, subsidies or rebates. We could work with the OCVibe team on federal and state grant applications for parks and roads that would benefit Anaheim.
OCVibe would be the biggest project in Anaheim since the late-1990s expansion of The Anaheim Resort.
It is part of Anaheim’s planning for the Platinum Triangle, the area around Honda Center and Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
The project is the result of bringing together properties around Honda Center and then master planning them for maximum benefit.
Road improvements and new parking garages with technology to get people in and out easily are part of the OCVibe plan.
The project’s design itself would also ease traffic that comes with any new development.
Ideally, someone could both live and work at OCVibe and not have to get in their vehicle for days. Visitors could utilize ARTIC next door, with a proposed bridge linking the station to the offices and apartments of OCVibe.
For residents across our city, OCVibe would bring new entertainment, shopping, dining and outdoor spaces to enjoy.
It also would bring new revenue that will help us fund public safety and community services.
If approved, we could see construction of parking garages start in 2023 with significant overall project completion by the 2028 Olympic Games, when Honda Center hosts indoor Olympic volleyball.
You can learn more, see full details as well as planning documents at Anaheim.net/OCVibe.