The owners of the Anaheim Duck are retooling their plans for a roughly $4-billion mixed-use complex around the Honda Center and ARTIC, reports the Orange County Business Journal.

Aerial view of OC Vibe looking northwestOC Vibe

The OC Vibe project, which would span roughly 100 acres between the Santa Ana River and the Orange Freeway, is proposed by a development group backed by the Samueli family. Per a project website, a full buildout of the complex would include:

  • a 5,700-seat concert venue;
  • 1.1 million square feet of offices (including a new 325,000-square-foot-building);
  • 1,500 residential units (including a 15 percent affordable set-aside);
  • 20 acres of new public open space - including a five-acre riverfront park;
  • 230,000 square feet of commercial uses;
  • two hotels with a combined 550 guest rooms; and
  • nearly 11,000 parking spaces.

The Business Journal reports that the proposed office space swapped out in lieu of approximately 750 additional housing units - with 15 percent of the additional housing to be side aside for lower-income renters. That would come at the expense of the three-building Arena Corporate Center, which sits north of the Honda Center.

View looking north from ARTICOC Vibe

Project backers told the Business Journal that the changing plan was intended to provide flexibility, given market trends relating to office space.

Early stage infrastructure work is currently underway for the project, and the first phase of OCVibe could open to the public in 2026, according to its website.

View looking north from ARTICOC Vibe

The project was one of two large-scale mixed-use districts planned in close proximity to the ARTIC transit hub. The owners of the MLB's Angels had sought to build an even larger project with thousands of homes, offices, and other commercial uses on the parking lots surrounding Angel Stadium to the west. However, a land deal between the City of Anaheim and the Angels was set aside after a corruption scandal involving the then-mayor of Anaheim came to light.

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