As adopted by City Council in November 2014, there is a new a sustainable vision for the Harbor Boulevard corridor! The Harbor Mixed Use Corridor Specific Plan identifies opportunities for urban and transit-oriented mixed-use development and more affordable housing along key transit corridors such as Harbor Boulevard.
The Harbor Mixed Use Corridor Plan is intended to promote a vision where:
Harbor is a place for people.
Life is abundant and flourishing everywhere within the corridor. Families, couples, and individuals live here. People work at service and professional businesses along the corridor. Many residents and visitors stop along Harbor Boulevard to shop for items they need and want, eat at great restaurants, learn and enrich themselves in new cultural spaces, worship in religious buildings, and relax and exercise in new open spaces.
Harbor connects people to places.
The boulevard is redesigned into a street where people find it safe and enjoyable to walk, ride their bike, take a bus, or drive their car. New rapid bus and streetcar service connects people with local and regional job centers, downtown Santa Ana, and other shopping and recreation destinations.
1. Expanded development opportunities that respond to transit investments.
2. A variety of safe and efficient travel choices.
3. Economic vitality and new opportunities for businesses and residents.
4. Create a sense of place.
5. Community health and wellness.
Together, new designs, spaces, and improvements make the Harbor Corridor a healthier, more successful, and more livable place.
Compass Blueprint Program - This is a project for the City of Santa Ana with funding provided by the Southern California Association of Governments' (SCAG) Compass Blueprint Program. Compass Blueprint assists Southern California cities and other organizations in evaluating planning options and stimulating development consistent with the region's goals. Compass Blueprint tools support visioning efforts, infill analyses, economic and policy analyses, and marketing and communication programs.