Anaheim’s vision for the Platinum Triangle ― the area around Honda Center, Angel Stadium of Anaheim and the ARTIC transit center ― has always been for a thriving urban village and a hub for sports and entertainment for all of Orange County.
As part of this vision, the bustling hub would bring added revenue for essential city services as well as benefits to area residents. As Anaheim begins recovery and faces the economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis, new revenue sources and economic development are more important than ever.
OCVibe, stylized as ocV!BE, is a proposal by the Samueli Family, owners of Anaheim Ducks and operators of Honda Center, to create a 95-acre campus with shopping, dining, sports, entertainment, open space, housing, offices and more. It would further Anaheim’s vision for the Platinum Triangle.
The project is in the very early stages, and still requires city approvals. It is expected to begin a phased opening in 2024 and be completed in time for the 2028 Olympic Games.
The proposal for OC Vibe is made possible by a 2018 agreement between the city of Anaheim and Anaheim Arena Management LLC, the company of the Samueli family that owns the Anaheim Ducks and operator of Honda Center.
In short, the agreement involved the sale of city-owned parking lots as well as Anaheim Arena Management taking over management of ARTIC transit center. It also ensured the Anaheim Ducks will play in Anaheim for an additional 25-plus years.