Garden Grove Journal
The planners will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall, 7800 Katella Ave.
The Town Center Specific Plan covers an area roughly northeast of the city’s Civic Center. It’s described as being bounded by Cerritos Avenue on the north, Katella Avenue to the south, Fern Avenue to the east and Rose Street to the west.
City staff is recommending approval of a variety of actions approving an ordinance and three resolutions aimed at shaping the area toward a transit-oriented mixed use downtown-style district.
The former Pacific Electric right-of-way crosses Beach Boulevard in that area, and there are a several proposals to use that once-busy railway for transportation uses, including possibly light rail, a busway or even an elevated magnetic levitation route.
Many cities are shifting land uses toward the transit model, as California’s roads become more crowded, and younger people are attracted to the ambience of walkable areas connected by public rail. Anaheim, Garden Grove and Santa Ana are already moving in this direction.