ocV!BE gets Anaheim City Council thumbs-up


Anaheim Entertainment district ocV!BE approved Image: ocV!BE

A brand new $4 billion mixed-use entertainment district has been approved by the Anaheim City Council in California, US, recently with plans to surround the Honda Center and the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) area.

‘KTLA’ stated that the 100-acre development, called ocV!BE, is a master-planned community that will bring a 5,700-seat concert hall, new housing, a 50,000-square-foot food hall, acres of public park space, dozens of restaurants and retail, two new resorts, an office tower, and much more.

The Anaheim Ducks are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California. The Ducks compete in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Pacific Division, and play their home games at the Honda Center.

The 18,336-capacity Honda Center (formerly known as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim) is an indoor arena located in Anaheim, California (US). The arena is home to the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

ocV!BE, the premier mixed-use community and live entertainment district, is coming to Anaheim in 2024.

This $4 billion, 95-acre, mixed-use community will surround its anchor, Honda Center, with new live entertainment venues, dining and retail offerings, and public amenities. ocV!BE will provide a full range of entertainment and dining, activating the district daily for the enjoyment of its guests, onsite employees and residents.

ocV!BE is an endeavor of the Samueli Family, the owner of the Anaheim Ducks and the longtime Manager of Honda Center.

‘KTLA’ further stated that construction is expected to begin by year’s end, with the first phase opening to the public in 2025.

Organizers aim to complete the massive project by the 2028 Summer Olympics to be held in Los Angeles.

Informed Bill Foltz, head honcho of ocV!BE, “Our ambition is for ocV!BE to be the social and entertainment center of Orange County and Southern California, providing a vibrant collection of experiences celebrating the diversity of our community.”

Project features include:

  • New entertainment venues, including a 5,700-seat concert hall;
  • Over 35 new restaurants including a 50,000-square-foot food hall;
  • Two hotels consisting of 550 rooms total;
  • 1,500 residential units including 195 affordable housing units;
  • Over one million square feet of office space;
  • Twenty acres of public space including two parks;
  • A trail system connects the complex, including a three-mile loop and access to existing public trails; and
  • Over 8,000 parking spaces among several structures.

Organizers said, “ocV!BE will provide more than 10,000 new construction jobs and more than 3,000 permanent jobs upon operation. In addition, the project will generate more than $2 billion in one-time economic impact prior to completion and more than $400 million in annual recurring economic impact.”

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