Local revitalization project kicks off in Anaheim

October 8, 2016 by  

The Anaheim City Council has voted to approve the sale of land that will be used to create new retail space for shopping and dining, along with new residential areas and gathering places in West Anaheim. The project will encompass a one-and-a-half-mile stretch along Beach Boulevard.

The area, which is in need of revitalization, will benefit from the new establishments, which will likely be promoted through direct mail printing, posters, and banners at their grand openings. The efforts will involve several steps towards revitalization to enhance the area and bring back a better quality of living for residents.

The projects currently being discussed involve the sale of 25 acres for retail shopping space along Beach Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue. Zelman Development Company is planning to purchase the land and plans to build a 250,000 square foot shopping center. This will include outdoor dining and local art displays.

The city is planning to purchase 13 acres of land to build a new residential area with retail space, and is willing to be flexible on fees and guidelines to encourage preferred projects in the area. The city will allow businesses currently located at this site to stay until their leases expire. Residential housing will be built to provide affordable living for local professionals such as firefighters, police, and teachers.

If everything goes according to plan, construction could begin by 2018, with possible openings in 2019.