Garden Grove

Parking, housing, hotel on the agenda

THE GROVE STREET parking lot behind the west side of Main Street in Garden Grove (OC Tribune photo).

Parking lots, affordable housing and a hotel top the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Garden Grove City Council. When the city fathers and mothers meet at 6:30 p.m. in their chambers in the Community Meeting Center. 11300 Stanford Ave., they will consider:

  • awarding a contract with a consultant to help develop a plan for parking in the downtown area;
  • the extension of an amended negotiating agreement for the development of another major hotel on Harbor Boulevard;
  • approval of the issuance of bonds and a relocation plan related to the acquisition of an existing 78-unit multifamily affordable housing project at 10632 Bolsa Avenue.

The contract for a parking plan would be with Fehr and Peers to study current and future parking supply and demand, consider consolidating existing surface lots and develop a long-range parking plan for the city’s central business district. The value of the contract is up to $80,459.

Some property and business owners are concerned about the fate of the Grove Street parking lot, which runs directly behind the western side of historic Main Street’s shops. In the past, a developer attempted to build a large condominium development on the spot.

In the case of the hotel project, the agreement is with the Kam Sang Company for property located at the northwest corner of Harbor and Twintree Avenue. An agreement was made between the city and the developer in May 2016 toward the development of a Nickelodeon-themed resort hotel on that 9.08-acre site, and additional land to be acquired.

The amended agreement calls for an updated timeline and other details, including financial arrangements, within one year.


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  1. Garden Grove may have to do what Huntington Beach did, make Main St a one-way street. Then the could reintroduce angled parking. Lake Elsinore’s Main St has angled parking, but two way traffic, so it’s a pain to back out into traffic. Fortunately there is very little on Main St here that I need to go to.

    I hate one-way streets, but it would solve some parking issues.

    I have mixed feeling on all these amusement hotels going in. One day Harbor will be called Hotel Row.

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