Garden Grove

Planners mull Main St. building

SMALLWOOD PLAZA, as originally designed and approved in 2018.

A long-delayed mixed use project for Main Street in downtown goes before the Garden Grove Planning Commission on Thursday, Sept. 3.

Planners will consider the reinstatement – with some modifications – of a three-story building at 12885 Main, south of Acacia Parkway, on the west side of the street. Applicant Avi Marciano is asking for a restart for a site plan originally approved in 2018. It was known as Smallwood Plaza.

The project would have 3,888-square feet of commercial space on the ground floor with nine residential units above. The concessions requested are a reduction in the size of a private open space balcony and a reduction in the size of a passive recreation area.

The planners will meet at 7 p.m. via teleconference.

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  1. If the Planning Commissioners are meeting over the phone why even bother having a reply section. The city has an amazing opportunity to create a town square right now. BTW, I’ve been and Architect/Planner for 35 years (I was on the GG Planning Commission a few years ago). Tried to explain my vision to them but they had no ambition to make the city better.

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  2. Looks just like Kowalski’s Market, Excelsior, Minnesota. That’s a good thing.

    I just hope the new shops on street level have a cheese selection as good as they have in Minnesota.

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