Old Town Placentia Revitalization Plan

Placentia Old Town PhotoThe City is embarking upon a comprehensive plan for the revitalization, activation, and economic growth of the City's original Old Town area. The City plans on restoring key features of this area's past and positioning itself for the next twenty years. These efforts are intended to create a new destination by reviving and improving Old Town's unique identity and character to residents, visitors, and the business community.

Among Orange County's downtowns, Old Town Placentia is unique in its small scale and variety of land uses. Today, population groups of all types are looking for small scale, walkable urban centers around transit to live, work, and play. This is occurring in Orange County with new, more compact, and transit-oriented developments and historic reuse districts emerging in Anaheim, Orange, Fullerton, and Santa Ana.

Placentia's Old Town is located in the southern and western portions of the City, north of a section of BNSF railroad. The area consists of 33 acres and 147 parcels. There is a diverse mix of land uses, surrounded by residential neighborhoods to the west, east, and north.

To take advantage of the upcoming Metrolink Station and Parking Structure, scheduled to begin construction in 2018, the Old Town Placentia Revitalization Plan builds on the core strength of this asset, our community and visitors to the area. Thus, the goal of the Old Town Revitalization Plan is to create a vibrant, safe and pedestrian friendly area that respects the community's historical and cultural diversity. This comprehensive Plan will incorporate well-designed private and public physical improvements and amenities.

Old Town Presentation

View the presentation made at the March 14, 2016 Placita Santa Fe Merchants Meeting (PDF) (it may take a few extra seconds to load due to the size of the document).

Old Town Schedule

Below is a tentative schedule of the Old Town Placentia Text Amendment, General Plan Amendment, and supporting documentation.

April 10, 2017City Council Study Session (2 of 2) View Agenda
June 13, 2017Planning Commission (View Agenda (PDF)) (Approved Unanimously)
July 11, 2017City Council Meeting - 1st Reading (Approved Unanimously)
July 18, 2017City Council Meeting - 2nd Reading (Approved Unanimously)

Old Town Plan and Development Standards

CEQA Documents

Old Town Project Boundary

Old Town Placentia Map