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Old Town Revitalization Plan

Placentia Old Town Photo Website.jpg

Joseph Lambert
Director of Development Services

401 E. Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870

Phone: (714) 993-8124
Fax: (714) 961-0283

Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Placentia is forging ahead to build a unified community identity by restoring key features of its past, revitalizing strategic areas, and positioning itself for the next twenty years. The City is embarking upon a comprehensive plan for the revitalization, activation, and economic growth of the City’s original central business district founded in 1910 surrounded by orange citrus groves. These efforts are intended to revive and improve Old Town’s unique identity and image to residents, visitors, and the business community.

Among Orange County’s old towns, 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. 

lacentia’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 shape Old Town Placentia, the Plan builds on the core strength of the community - its people and their commitment. Thus, the goal of the Old Town Revitalization Plan is to create a vibrant, safe and walkable area that respects its historical and cultural diversity and strives to provide a high quality of life through well-designed physical improvements and amenities.     

Old Town Presentation
To view the presentation made at the March 14, 2016 Placita Santa Fe Merchants Meeting, please click on the link below (it may take a few extra seconds to load due to the size of the document):

PowerPoint Presentation

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

 Date Meeting
 April, 2017 City Council Study Session (2 of 2)
 June, 2017 Planning Commission
 July, 2017 City Council Meeting - 1st Reading
 July, 2017 City Council Meeting - 2nd Reading

Old Town Project Boundary
Old Town Placentia Map Website.png       

401 East Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 993-8117