The rebuilding of Beach Boulevard is gaining steam with plans for dining, shopping and neighborhood services at the long-empty corner of Beach and Lincoln Avenue, which is now coming to life with homes and retail as part of Anaheim’s effort to revitalize the heart of west Anaheim.
Pending finalized leases, plans for the 39 Commons retail center call for an In-N-Out Burger, a drive-thru Starbucks, an additional drive-thru restaurant and stores and services.
A long awaited, much requested grocery store is also set for 39 Commons with details on that expected in coming weeks.
The initial retail plan calls for 21,654 square feet of retail space on 5 acres. Most of the restaurants and stores would be along Beach north of Lincoln with a portion facing Lincoln as well.
The plans are set to go before Anaheim’s Planning Commission on Monday.
If approved, the 39 Commons retail center could start construction in early 2023.
At Beach and Lincoln, construction is underway on Nolin, a community of 65 townhomes with green spaces, a dog park, barbecue areas and a playground.
Models at Nolin opened in April with construction set to wrap up later this year.
The projects are part of Rebuild Beach, our effort to transform 1.5 miles of Beach into an inviting, walkable, livable street with thriving businesses.
The problems of Beach are all too real and include human trafficking and prostitution, drug use and distribution, illegal gambling, transiency, blight and other public safety and quality of life issues.
Redevelopment is happening now and will play out over the next few decades.
In the near term, we are targeting improvement projects including new streetlights and undergrounding of overhead utility lines.
In the meantime, we are addressing daily public safety issues with targeted enforcement, high visibility cameras and by working with residents and businesses.
We are also working with motels to improve operations and working with other businesses to improve the appearance of commercial buildings.