Transformative Spaces Designed for Increased Public Access

Creates Public Access Points
for Exploring Nature

Creates Public Access Points for Exploring Nature

Nature and Community

Provides Space for Nature and the Community to Co-exist

  • 2.84 acres of coastal conservation open space to protect the adjacent marsh from predators and human incursion
  • Provides public parks, trails, and viewpoints
    • Magnolia Park — passive recreation amidst riparian landscaping
    • Marsh Park — observation area, shade structure, passive recreation areas, and amphitheater for interpretive programs
    • Coastal Trail and Viewpoints — providing access and connectivity between open spaces, commercial areas and residential uses, both existing and future
Nature and Community

Protects Natural Resources Promoting Regional Conservation

  • Creates a buffer zone to protect the adjacent wetlands area
  • Provides a native upland habitat conservation area
  • Expands wetland habitat area
  • Provides opportunities for wetlands stewardship, educational and outreach programs, including interpretive programs and additions to Conservancy’s existing offerings
Nature and Community

Transforms a Blighted Area into a Destination

  • Removed shuttered oil tanks shortly after purchase to begin restoring the view scape for area residents
  • Cleaned up industrial pollutants in the ground and water
  • Prepared plans for replanting vegetation and restoring wetlands
  • Improve Magnolia Street streetscape with new landscaped entry at Banning Avenue and improvements to “Squirrel” Park

Addresses California’s
Housing Shortage

Increases
Public Access

Families Visiting the Coast

Making Housing Affordable

  • Nationally recognized affordable housing developer

  • Affordable units for Huntington Beach workforce

  • Affordable rental units

Families Visiting the Coast

New Housing to Address the Regional Shortage

  • 250 new homes for Orange County residents
  • For sale and for rent options
  • Contributes to city’s Regional Housing Needs Assessment obligation
Families Visiting the Coast

Accommodations for Families to Visit the Coast

  • Eco-friendly Lodge with up to 215 rooms
  • 40 lower-cost accommodations
  • High-occupancy rooms designed for families
Families Visiting the Coast

Improving the Roads and Infrastructure

  • Enhanced public transit stop near Magnolia Tank Farm

  • New curb and sidewalk to increase pedestrian mobility

  • Additional public parking for the area

Increases
Public Access

Families Visiting the Coast

Accommodations for Families to Visit the Coast

  • Eco-friendly Lodge with up to 215 rooms
  • 40 lower-cost accommodations
  • High-occupancy rooms designed for families
Families Visiting the Coast

Improving the Roads and Infrastructure

  • Enhanced public transit stop near Magnolia Tank Farm

  • New curb and sidewalk to increase pedestrian mobility

  • Additional public parking for the area

Contributes to the Recovery of the Region

By the Numbers*

  • 2,022 construction-related jobs
  • $1.6 million in school district fees
  • $400,000 for play equipment and other improvements at Seely Park
  • $47 million of economic output
  • 391 permanent jobs
  • $300,000 for landscape improvements along Banning Avenue
  • $800,000 to fund improvements at Edison Park
  • $2.5 million in net annual revenue to the city of Huntington Beach for public safety, traffic circulation and infrastructure improvements, public libraries, and parks
  • $1 million to expand the Banning Branch Library

* Kosmont Report Analysis, 2019
**Current as of April 2019