Garden Grove

New “Village Center” gets final OK

A PLAN to revive the dormant and mostly vacant Village Center at Beach and Garden Grove boulevards has been approved by the Garden Grove City Council (Frontier Real Estate).

A mixed use center straddling the Garden Grove and Stanton city limits which may revitalize a long-dormant stretch of Beach Boulevard has won approval from the Garden Grove Planning Commission.

On Thursday, April 19, the panel voted 5-0 (with two members absent) in favor of a site plan and other measures to clear the way for a revived “Village Center,” located on the west side of Beach and north of Garden Grove Boulevard.

The Village Center, which dates back to 1980, has 4.1 acres on the Garden Grove side (north of Garden Grove Boulevard, on the west of Beach Boulevard) out of the total of 21.87 acres.

Under the plan for the entire site, the northern 11.89-acre portion (all within Stanton) will be devoted to residential development. The remaining part – 10.18 acres – will include 6.08 acres on the Stanton side.

Changes planned for the center include renovation of facades and interiors of the remaining retail and commercial spaces and the addition of two new pad buildings.

The Stanton Planning Commission has already approved the site plan, variance and tentative parcel map.

At its peak, the center hosted an Edwards movie complex, a Ralphs supermarket and a Sav-On drug store as well as Red Robin, Acapulco, Sizzler, Mimi’s and Wendy’s restaurants.



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  1. Awsome to see this .IT was and is an eye sore for our property. When does the construction start? So happy now the riff raff will leave thank you so much but the ? Is when does it start?

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