Projects in Progress
Beach & Edinger Corridor Development
Village at Bella Terra Development
The 1960's era enclosed mall was redeveloped into a Tuscan themed village featuring over 772,000 square feet of retail,dining and entertainment. At the heart of the village is Century Theaters a 4,000 seat, 20 screen megaplex. The project opened in fall of 2005.
Bella Terra has a City owned parking structure that was paid for by a $15 million developer advance. The Redevelopment Agency began repayment of this loan in September of 2007 after the Second Implementation Agreement to the OPA was approved by the Agency.
For leasing retail space contact :
Heather Hollister at [email protected]
or by phone at
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Village at Bella Terra
The Village at bella Terra is a proposed mixed-use development, immediately adjacent to Bella Terra on the former Montgomery Ward Site. the project will be composed of 467 residential units and 167,613 square feet of retail of which 154,113 square feet will become a Costco.
The Redevelopment Agency has also entered into an Affordable Housing Agreement in which site generated tax increment will assist in financing the construction of 43 moderate income units and 28 very low income units for a total of 71 affordable units.
The Edinger Hotel site property is owned by the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Huntington Beach. The majority of the site is vacant and the remaining portion is currently tenanted by Big O Tires. The site is 1.9 acres in size.
The City is in contract with a Developer who is purchasing the property to develop a high-quality, four story, 120 to 140 room, limited service hotel. The Developer is currently processing entitlements and anticipates starting construction in 2014.
- Other downtown development projects have an ability to increase retail sales tax and transient occupancy tax through primarily visitor-serving uses. A number of projects are nearly complete or are moving ahead.
- The map below shows the overview of the downtown area and the general locations of the major projects in the area that are described more fully below.
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- Pacific City (31 Acre Site) - Pacific City is a key downtown property now owned by Makar Properties. This unique 31-acre parcel fronting on PCH between First and Huntington streets is well suited for an exciting visitor-serving mixed-use project. The initial concept includes restaurants, entertainment, retail, hospitality, office, and residential. Leasing Contact: (949) 255-1100.
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- The Strand, Downtown Huntington Beach -The Strand in Downtown Huntington Beach is an exciting project featuring 102,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, and entertainment, plus a 140 room hotel, The Shorebreak. This project is bringing life to the two block area along Fifth Street between Pacific Coast Highway and Walnut. Leasing Contact: Terry Migliaccio, (323) 817-0210.
Visit The Shorebreak Hotel Web site
- Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa - A 517-room hotel and spa complex with an 80,000 square foot conference center, opened in January 2003. Adjacent to the existing four-star Waterfront Hilton Beach Resort, bookings for the conference center and hotel for the 2003-4 season have already begun. The project also includes approximately 180 townhomes that will start construction in 2003, and a 300-room third hotel is planned as a future phase. This will be the only conference center on the West Coast that will have a direct view of the ocean!
Visit the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort web site.
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- Plaza Almeria - The California Redevelopment Association recently announced that the Plaza Almeria project won the distinguished 2002 CRA Award of Excellence in the mixed-use category. Located only three short blocks from the Huntington Beach Pier, Plaza Almeria is a highly stylized mixed-useproject with 40,000 sf of retail/office, plus 42 townhomes located on the upper floors that are now sold and occupied. Leasing for the retail space continues, while the office space is 100% occupied. [Contact: (714) 939-2152] or e-mail Plaza Almeria Leasing.
- Dukes and Pier Plaza - Duke's Surf City has been completed on the former Maxwell's site. Duke's is the centerpiece of the Pier Plaza project, and will serve as a catalyst for other downtown development. A second restaurant, Chimayo's on the Beach opened February 1999, on the sand in the lower level of the new building.
- The former Standard Market building has been replaced with a new 9,000-sf, two-story, retail building.
- Lowe's Hardware -Lowe's Hardware opened for business during 2005 at the closed Rancho View School site in the Ocean View School District. Lowe's is located near the NEC of Beach Blvd. and Warner Avenue.
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- Seacliff Shopping Center - Shea Properties completed of the redevelopment of the Seacliff Village shopping center into a new community shopping center of approximately 260,000 sf. The new center is anchored by Alberston's, Sav-on, Staples and Orchard Supply Hardware on approximately 28 acres centrally located near City Hall and new upscale housing. [Leasing Contact: (714) 939-2210]
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- Peninsula Marketplace - The Peninsula Marketplace, the city's newest neighborhood shopping center at the southwest corner of Garfield and Goldenwest, is a prime location adjacent to the newly built 2,000+ high income households. Developed by Pacific Land Company, this 9.5-acre site is anchored by Ralphs and Longs Drug and is now 100% leased. [Leasing contact: The Collins Company, Deborah Collins, Tel: (818) 225-1480, [email protected]]. Marketing Flyer
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- Auto Dealers - Nissan has opened a dealership at the former Beach Motors site. Mazda relocated from this site to be an added point at Huntington Beach Lincoln/Mercury. A Kia dealership has opened at the former Ganahl Lumber site. The Beach Blvd. of Cars was recently voted Orange County's favorite place to buy vehicles in the Best of Orange County annual customer survey.
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