MainPlace Mall Transformation Project


Updated: May 15, 2019

Project Manager: Ali Pezeshkpour, AICP
Phone: (714) 647-5882

Project Address

2800 North Main Street

Project Description

The applicant, MainPlace Shoppingtown, LLC, has submitted an application for a specific plan to allow up to 1,900 residential units, 400 hotel rooms, 1,400,000 total square feet of commercial space, and up to 750,000 square feet of office space. The project will require approval of a zone change to create a new specific plan (SP), a tentative parcel map (TPM) to subdivide the site into ten (10) legal lots, and an amendment to the original 1983 Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The applicant has also submitted an application for a development agreement (DA). 

The developer has created an external webpage with additional information on the project that can be accessed by visiting:

The project was recommended for approval to the City Council by the Planning Commission on May 13, 2019 and is tentatively scheduled for City Council public hearing on June 4, 2019. 

Important Documents

Posted May 2019:

2019 Addendum to the 1983 EIR and Technical Appendices - revised 5/7/2019 (large file)

MainPlace Specific Plan (SP No. 4) - revised 5/7/2019

MainPlace Tentative Parcel Map (TPM)

Draft Development Agreement (DA) 

Older Documents:

Sunshine Ordinance Meeting Materials

Original 1983 Environmental Impact Report

Addendum Prepared in 1996

Important Meetings

Planning Commission Public Hearing - Monday, May 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm in City Council Chambers, 22 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Planning Commission Work Study Session - Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm in the Ross Annex Conference Room 1600 (20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701)

Sunshine Ordinance Community Meeting – Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Former Nordstrom Department Store building, 2nd floor (2800 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705)