Beach Boulevard Specific Plan

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The City of Anaheim has been awarded nearly $500,000 from the Strategic Growth Council under the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program to establish the Beach Boulevard Specific Plan (BBSP), with an emphasis on the Beach Boulevard corridor.

West Anaheim residents generally live in well-maintained neighborhoods. However, many residents report feeling unsafe in their neighborhood due, in large part, to the negative impacts associated with the Beach Boulevard corridor. The purpose of the BBSP is to improve the image and economic potential of West Anaheim’s corridors by creating the land use framework to guide and encourage future public and private investment in the area.

On July 7, 2015, the City Council awarded a contract to Placeworks, Inc. to serve as the planning consultant for the BBSP project. Placeworks, Inc. was selected for this project based upon its successful track record of preparing similar corridor plans, its staffing resources, which includes a highly qualified project manager and team of sub-consultants, and its vision and strong commitment towards engaging the community in the planning process.

The City anticipates holding a total of nine Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meetings over the next twelve months in addition to several other community meetings and mobile outreach efforts. The CAC is a 21-member group of West Anaheim stakeholders tasked with providing direct input during the Specific Plan preparation process. All CAC meetings are public and open to anyone interested in attending. Click here for more information on the CAC.

As part of the public engagement process, the City will also hold a series of community workshops throughout the development of the specific plan aimed at soliciting direct input from residents, business owners, services providers and other West Anaheim stakeholders. Click here for more information on the community workshops. 

In addition to the CAC meetings and community workshops, members of the public are also invited to explore the project's online forum for public engagement where you can take a virtual tour of Beach Boulevard, submit comments and participate in a visual survey
(www.improvewestanaheim.net). If you would like to be added to the project's mailing list to receive information, including notice of all future public meetings and hearings for this project, please contact the City staff member listed on this page.