The owners of the Anaheim Ducks have unveiled plans to redevelop the surface parking lots surrounding the Honda Center arena into a 115-acre mixed-use district.
The Samueli family, which owns the Ducks, struck an agreement with the City of Anaheim in November 2018 to purchase 10 acres of parking adjacent to the arena. As part of the agreement, the Ducks committed to remaining at the Honda Center through at least 2048, with optional extensions through 2073.
The resulting development, called OC Vibe, would include the following elements:
- a 6,000-seat concert venue;
- 825,000 square feet of office space,
- 2,800 residential units - including a 15 percent affordable set-aside;
- 20 acres of new park space, including a five-acre park adjacent to the Santa Ana River;
- over 30 new restaurants - including a food hall;
- two hotels containing 650 total guest rooms; and
- parking for up to 8,700 vehicles.
Renderings show the completed master plan as an array of low-rise and high-rise buildings linked by new pedestrian bridges and paseos. The hotels and new entertainment venues would be concentrated around the ARTIC transit hub and Honda Center, while the offices and residential uses would be located in a campus-like setting to the north. Large parking structures would wrap the western side of the development site, adjacent to the Orange Freeway.
Construction of OC Vibe is currently anticipated to occur in phases which would open between 2024 and 2028 - prior to the scheduled Summer Olympic Games.
Plans for the Honda Center will dovetail with a similar development proposed around Angel Stadium, which sits on a 150-acre property on the opposite side of the Orange Freeway. An entity controlled by Angels owner Arte Moreno has also proposed the construction of housing, offices, commercial uses, and park space starting in 2025.
Both developments are encompassed by the 820-acre Platinum Triangle district, where the City of Anaheim has attempted to foster the development of mixed-use, high-density buildings.
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