The Big Strawberry is keeping an eye on Mickey Mouse.
A study session of the Garden Grove City Council on Tuesday will focus on the progress of new construction at Disney resort properties in Anaheim. Disney is embarking on a multimillion-dollar project to upgrade its two local amusement parks, especially California Adventure.
That’s all of interest to Garden Grove because of the city’s efforts to capitalize on tourism generated by Disney and the Anaheim Convention Center. The city’s redevelopment agency has lured a dozen mid-and high-rise hotels to the Harbor Boulevard area – which it seeks to brand as “International West – and hopes to also attract more restaurants, entertainment venues and even an amusement park.
The study session will be in the Founders Room of the Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave. at 5:30 p.m.
Following that will be the regular meeting of the council and redevelopment agency. Topping the council agenda is a proposal from the Garden Grove Downtown Business Association to erect a decorative arch across Main Street at Garden Grove Boulevard.
Those meetings, in the Council Chambers, are set to begin at 6:30 p.m.