See What Features are Planned for Magnolia Tank Farm
The Magnolia Tank Farm vision is to create a vibrant gathering place for people to enjoy visitor-serving commercial uses that include a Lodge, restaurants, and retail establishments. The Magnolia Tank Farm will provide coastal access to the adjacent to the Huntington Beach Wetlands and will be marked by diverse, high-quality residential and commercial architecture. Click through to learn more about the features of the Magnolia Tank Farm.
- The Plan
- The Lodge
- Marsh Park
- Coastal Trails & Viewpoints
- Magnolia Park
- New Neighborhood
- Community-Wide Benefits
- Economic Impacts
In addition to a total of 215 guest rooms with wetland and ocean views, The Lodge will include restaurants, retail space and lower cost accommodations for a variety of users such as: bicyclists utilizing the Coastal Trail, school groups visiting the wetlands, environmental groups studying the wetlands’ biological diversity, and families vacationing at the beach. This gathering space will provide a common area for guests to enjoy activities with the opportunity to engage with the community and the coastal environment.
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Within the project site, overlooking the Huntington Beach Wetlands, Marsh Park will be designed to provide the public with views of the wetlands and ocean. An observation area, a shade structure, interpretive signage, and an amphitheater will be available for interpretive programs and docent-led tours of the wetlands.
Coastal Trails & Viewpoints
An elevated public coastal trail will be constructed along the western edge of the site, along Magnolia Marsh. The trail will provide outstanding views of the Marsh and the ocean while connecting Magnolia Street with the Lodge and Marsh Park.
The existing, privately-owned greenbelt area, commonly referred to as “Squirrel Park,” would be transformed into a passive, privately-maintained, public park. Landscaping will consist of a dry riparian woodland ecosystem concept that is climate appropriate and complements vegetation in the coastal conservation area. Magnolia Park would provide meandering pathways, small seating areas, lighting, and signage.
A mix of up to 250 for sale single-family detached homes and townhomes are planned for the site. The architectural theme and design of the homes will reflect the Huntington Beach coastal lifestyle.
Development of the Tank Farm property brings many benefits to the community:
- $15 million to the City of Huntington Beach local affordable housing fund
- $400,000 for landscape improvements along Banning Avenue
- $1 million to expand the Banning Branch Library
- $800,000 to fund improvements at Edison Park
- $400,000 for play equipment and other improvements at Seely Park
- Street improvements at the intersection of Magnolia/Hamilton and south on Magnolia to Banning, i.e. curb, gutter, sidewalk, signalization improvements
|$25 million||Development impact fees and affordable housing funding|
|$2.5 million||In annual net tax revenue to the city|
|$1.6 million||School district fees|
|2,022||Construction jobs created|
|391||Jobs created once project is built|
These fees help fund vital city services such as public safety, traffic circulation and infrastructure improvements, public libraries, and parks and help the city provide affordable housing.
The Lodge will provide no fewer than 40 lower cost overnight accommodations for families. Each year a survey will be conducted to determine rates of nearby hotel/motel rooms in the Coastal Zone. At least 40 affordable rooms will be priced within the lowest 30 percent of the coastal room rates based on the annual survey.