The area around Honda Center and the ARTIC transit hub are set to be transformed in the next few years with the approval of OCVibe, a plan for 95 acres of new entertainment, shopping and dining, offices, apartments and open space.
Anaheim's City Council approved the OCVibe plan on Sept. 27. A required second vote is set for Oct. 4.
The goal of OCVibe is to bring to Honda Center the type of excitement and experiences seen around arenas and stadiums in San Diego, Sacramento, Los Angeles and elsewhere, while being uniquely Anaheim.
The plan 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 apartment residents would live alongside plazas, paseos and park space.
Estimated at $4 billion, OCVibe is a proposal by Anaheim Ducks owners and Honda Center operators Henry and Susan Samueli.
Development would be privately funded with no city revenue, subsidies or rebates.
We are working with the developer to issue bonds that would be paid by and entirely the responsibility of the OCVibe development team. We could also work with the OCVibe team on federal and state grant applications for parks and roads that would benefit Anaheim.
OCVibe falls under Anaheim’s planning for the Platinum Triangle, the area around Honda Center and Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
Our planning calls for a modern, urban village built around sports, entertainment, jobs, public transit and open space.
OCVibe is the type of master planning that stands to bring benefits to Anaheim.
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 by combing homes near workplaces and entertainment and with better use and integration of ARTIC.
There would also be about 200 affordable apartments onsite or adjacent to the project for households at various levels of annual income.
For residents across our city, OCVibe will bring new entertainment, shopping, dining and outdoor spaces to enjoy.
It also will bring new revenue that will help us fund public safety and community services and city obligations. Yearly hotel, sales and property tax and advertising revenue are estimated at $10 million at about the 10-year mark.
We could see a groundbreaking by year's end with major construction of parking garages in 2023 and significant overall project completion by the 2028 Olympic Games, when Honda Center hosts indoor Olympic volleyball.
You can learn more at Anaheim.net/OCVibe.