Deadline Nearing for Developer Proposals of Prime 100-Acre Southern California Site

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The City of Garden Grove, CA, in collaboration with the City of Santa Ana, CA, is seeking a qualified Master Developer to develop a 100-acre site located within close proximity to the Disneyland Resort. Through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process, developers seeking investment opportunities in one of Southern California’s largest greenfield sites are invited to submit a proposal for consideration.

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The City of Garden Grove, CA, in collaboration with the City of Santa Ana, CA, is seeking a qualified Master Developer to develop a 100-acre site located within close proximity to the Disneyland Resort. Through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process, developers seeking investment opportunities in one of Southern California’s largest greenfield sites are invited to submit a proposal for consideration. The RFP is available online at http://www.ggcity.org/willowick. The deadline to respond to the RFP is Friday, June 28, 2019.

Designated as an Opportunity Zone site, the Willowick property currently operates as an 18-hole golf course, located at 3017 W. 5th Street, in Santa Ana, CA, and owned by the City of Garden Grove. It provides a prime opportunity to create a sustainable, long-term development that offers a safe, vibrant, and multi-use destination for residents, visitors, business owners, and community stakeholders in the affluent Orange County, CA area.

In addition to its close proximity to major freeways, airports, and commercial centers, the Willowick property is situated along the upcoming Orange County Streetcar route, a 4.1-mile city-to-city connection, currently from Santa Ana, CA to Garden Grove, CA. The property also provides connections to the regional train system.

The site is approximately three miles from the popular Disneyland Resort and the Grove District-Anaheim Resort, which attracts over 24 million tourists to the area per year.

For more information about the Willowick Request for Proposals, contact Senior Economic Development Specialist Grace Lee, at gracel@ggcity.org. To view a short video on the Willowick property, go to https://youtu.be/Y6PCnLhyMZU

About Garden Grove:
The City of Garden Grove, CA, bordering the internationally-recognized Disneyland Resort, complements Southern California’s most popular tourist area with several brand-name hotels, such as the unique Great Wolf Lodge Southern California water park resort, and within close proximity to major shopping areas, freeways, and the beautiful Southern California coast. As the fifth largest city in the affluent Orange County, CA area, the city attracts vigorous business investment due to its advantageous central location, competitive lease rates, and business-friendly atmosphere. It is also home to the Christ Cathedral, the new Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange—the spiritual center for more than 1.3 million Catholics living in Orange County. Attractive new housing and commercial developments, a nationally-recognized school district, and year-round sunny Southern California weather makes Garden Grove an ideal place for residents, businesses, and visitors. Visit us at http://www.ggcity.org.

About Santa Ana:
Santa Ana is downtown for the world famous Orange County, California. As the County Seat, home to a vibrant evening scene and one of the most diverse communities in California, Santa Ana is gaining national attention for its efforts to innovate and address a changing County. Over 1,200 City employees work hard every day to deliver efficient public services in partnership with our community to ensure public safety, a prosperous economic environment, opportunities for our youth, and a high quality of life for residents. Learn more at http://www.santa-ana.org.

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City of Garden Grove
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