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City Seeking Master Developer for 100-Acre Willowick Site

May 7, 2019

The City of Garden Grove, in collaboration with the City of Santa Ana, is seeking a qualified Master Developer to develop a 100-acre site located at 3017 W. 5th Street. Through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process, developers seeking investment opportunities in one of Southern California’s largest greenfield sites are invited to submit a proposal for consideration. The RFP is available online at ggcity.org/willowick. The deadline to respond to the RFP is Friday, June 28, 2019.

Designated an Opportunity Zone site, the Willowick property currently operates as an 18-hole golf course in Santa Ana, and owned by the City of Garden Grove. It provides a prime opportunity to create a sustainable, long-term development that offers a safe, vibrant, and multi-use destination for residents, visitors, business owners, and community stakeholders in the affluent Orange County area.

In addition to the close proximity to major freeways, airports, and commercial centers, the Willowick property is situated along the upcoming Orange County Streetcar route, a 4.1-mile city-to-city connection, currently from Santa Ana to Garden Grove. The property also provides connections to the regional train system.

The site is approximately three miles from the Disneyland Resort and borders Grove District-Anaheim Resort, which attracts over 24 million tourists to the area per year.

An optional pre-proposal conference is offered to all developers on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. The conference will be held at the Garden Grove Community Meeting Center, located at 11300 Stanford Avenue. Email gracel@ggcity.org to RSVP to the conference.

Other formal questions must be submitted in writing to gracel@ggcity.org, by Monday, June 10, 2019, before 3:00 p.m. (PST).

For more information about the Willowick Request for Proposals, contact Senior Economic Development Specialist Grace Lee, at gracel@ggcity.org.