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ocV!BE is a $3 billion, sustainable, mixed-use, live entertainment district, 115 acres in size, anchored by Honda Center in the heart of Orange County. The project is consistent with the City of Anaheim’s vision for the Platinum Triangle, the 820 acres of Anaheim surrounding Honda Center and Angel Stadium.
This proposed 115-acre, mixed-use development will feature:
- A new 6,000-capacity concert venue
- A sustainable community emphasizing walkability, health and wellness, and lifestyle amenities near transit
- 825,000 square feet of office space, including a new 325,000-square-foot office building
- 2,750 residential units, including a commitment of 15% affordable housing units
- 30 acres of public open space including three unique plazas and 20 acres of park space
- A 5-acre park with the ability to host seasonal outdoor concerts and events
- 30+ restaurant concepts, including a food hall with diverse offerings and multiple standalone restaurants
- Uniquely themed and intimate clubs
- Two hotels, consisting of 650 rooms total, thematically aligned with the energy of the district
- 8,700+ parking spaces among several structures, new roads and increased capacity to enhance ingress/egress
- 13,000 new construction jobs and 3,300 permanent jobs upon completion
ocV!BE is scheduled to open in 2024, well after it is expected we will emerge from this health crisis. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our master plan will incorporate health and safety best practices into the design and implementation of the project.
Our goal is for ocV!BE to serve as a livable community and gathering place for Orange County when it is safe to so. In the interim, ocV!BE will assist Anaheim and Orange County in its recovery by creating 13,000 construction jobs and ultimately generating tax revenue, benefitting Anaheim neighborhoods and schools.
ocV!BE is comprised of 115 acres of land owned or operated by the Samueli family, located between Ball Rd. and Katella Ave. and anchored by Honda Center and ARTIC. To view a site plan map, click here.
ocV!BE will be privately funded. The project will not seek a rebate/subsidy of Anaheim’s General Fund tax dollars including property, sales or hotel bed tax revenues to the city.
The entire district will be built in phases, with the goal of ocV!BE being completed in 2028 and becoming a showcase for the Summer Olympics when Honda Center hosts indoor volleyball. As of today, the first phase of the project will open to the public in 2024. This timeline is dependent on review and approvals by the City of Anaheim.
Over the next year or so, the ocV!BE project team will be working with the City of Anaheim on reviewing the project application which is subject to final approval by the Anaheim City Council.
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ocV!BE will be developed in phases in an effort to minimize impact on guests visiting Honda Center and the surrounding area. Honda Center management will implement measures to maintain the guest experience and access. When completed, the goal is for fans enjoying the Honda Center to enter and leave the district faster than they do today.
Ownership has exciting plans to continue to modernize Honda Center, ensuring the best in live entertainment and sports for fans! More information to come.
Access and Transportation
Essential to ocV!BE is a plan to address vehicular and pedestrian circulation within the project site. The project will construct a series of parking structures, strategically located around the project site. The proposed parking structures will feature innovative technology and design to maximize guest flow. In addition, ocV!BE will invest in increased road capacity, engineered to maximize circulation within the site. A centerpiece of the project will be a proposed roadway adjacent to the Santa Ana River connecting Ball Road to Katella Avenue. This proposed road will allow for better circulation coming from the 57 Freeway and Ball Road, reducing current traffic congestion at Katella Avenue and Douglass Road. A landmark pedestrian bridge over Katella Avenue and network of walkways throughout the project will separate pedestrians from vehicular traffic, providing enhanced pedestrian safety and access throughout the site.
ocV!BE features strategically located parking structures throughout the project. The goal is to better disburse existing traffic via new multiple access points to the site. This includes new enhanced access from Ball Road via an expanded riverfront road.
Core to the construction plan is to allow continued access to live entertainment and sporting events at Honda Center. This will seek to limit the impacts of the project construction in a managed way. In addition, the proposed circulation plan maximizes multiple access points for ingress/egress into the site and parking structures, compared to the current situation in which predominately all traffic flows via Katella Avenue/Douglass Road.
Parking and ease of access for fans has been a consistent and ongoing topic of conversation since the Honda Center venue opened due to the major freeway arteries that feed the area and continued development of the surrounding land. This project has parking and guest flow as a front-line discussion point and is something our project management team sees as a vital piece of creating a world-class entertainment district.
Honda Center parking will remain unaffected through the 2020-21 season.
Guests arriving via vehicle will utilize one of four parking structures, depending on their point of origin. These structures will feature proven engineering techniques and technology to maximize guest flow into and out of the facility.
In addition, patrons can utilize transit options, both bus and rail, via the ARTIC, and utilize the extensive network of bridgework and elevated pathways to access the site. Ridesharing is thoughtfully designed into the project, as it becomes a more preferred method of transportation for sporting events and live entertainment.
As part the agreement with the City of Anaheim in November 2018, an affiliate of the Samueli family took over day-to-day operational management of ARTIC, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (“ARTIC”), in summer 2019. Since then, it has implemented operational efficiencies at ARTIC, reducing its operating deficit.
ocV!BE creates a true transit-oriented community in the heart of Orange County, with its unique location and access to transit with ARTIC. By drawing more guests to ARTIC, this will in turn increase transit ridership on Metrolink, Amtrak and bus providers. In addition, ridesharing is thoughtfully designed into the project, with onsite pickup and drop-off areas.
The project team is also working with the City of Anaheim and regional transit agencies to provide better public transit options to the site, including better connections to the Anaheim Resort and surrounding areas as well as within the Platinum Triangle.