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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #105 on: September 17, 2020, 09:46:21 AM »
I can agree to disagree, retail not close by would not bother me, others want retail close by so view it as a negative for GP/PS since it's currently overcrowded.

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #106 on: September 17, 2020, 12:34:11 PM »
I heard that a shopping plaza is planned to be built cross street from PS High School and Altair. Is this confirmed? How soon will they start break ground, and how soon it will be done?

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #107 on: September 17, 2020, 12:41:27 PM »
The only shopping center approved by the city for GP is FivePoint X near Great Park Blvd. and the Sports Park.

FivePoint recently updated their website with more information:

https://www.fivepoint.com/elements/office-and-retail/fivepoint-x-marks-the-spot-for-food-and-retail-at

“FivePoint X Marks the Spot for Food and Retail for Orange County Great Park Visitors

Imagine walking through a modern European village with unique and enticing restaurant and retail offerings, a place where both neighboring residents and out-of-town visitors from across the region meet to sip their favorite drinks, break bread with friends and family, and shop along pedestrian-friendly pathways. Some will walk or ride their bikes from nearby homes, while others may reserve a room and stay overnight in rooms located directly above their favorite dining and retail spots.

This vision, adjacent to the Orange County Great Park, is one step closer to reality with the City of Irvine’s recent approval of FivePoint X, a 425,000 square-foot “mixed-commercial” site located directly across the street from the Great Park Ice facility and a short walk to the nearby Orange County Great Park Sports Complex. The new development will offer something fresh and innovative within the community and serve a niche in the city.



Plans for the 58-acre site also include a full-service hotel with meeting space, a fitness center and restaurant, as well as a separate extended-stay hotel. Both will serve athletes and families who visit from near and far away places to compete at Great Park Ice and the sports complex.

Additionally, FivePoint is establishing a pop-up location alongside the Championship Soccer Stadium at Orange County Great Park that will host several smaller vendors and serve as a “restaurant incubator”. Food will be served from a series of converted shipping containers, and select retail offerings are planned as well.”

The pop-up village the stadium looks almost done if you visit the site, but due to COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll see when they open this pop-up village. I last heard of a possible takeout and delivery option for the pop-up village if they open it.










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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #108 on: September 17, 2020, 01:56:23 PM »
Wow we have some really strong feelings for retail here in this forum.

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #109 on: September 17, 2020, 01:59:35 PM »
Yeah the planned development is just so ghetto when compared to villages. Especially the last pic rendering...

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #110 on: September 17, 2020, 02:07:29 PM »
I want a Yoshinoya built near GP. :)
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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #111 on: September 17, 2020, 02:12:00 PM »
They definitely need another retail center in PS or GP. I remember they were originally due to have a retail center in PS and then scrapped that idea. They keep scrapping all of these non-residential ideas which lead to everybody going to the same one or two shopping centers. Woodbury Town Center went from being a complete ghost town with empty shelves at Ralph's to being a deathtrap of speeders, traffic and oblivious pedestrians.

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #112 on: September 17, 2020, 02:24:07 PM »
Wow we have some really strong feelings for retail here in this forum.

Haha. I actually don’t care that much. I have similar shopping habits to you guys but the argument that it doesn’t bother ME, so it’s not an issue, is ridiculous. It’s like the big lot/small lot argument that IC went on and on about.

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #113 on: September 17, 2020, 04:37:12 PM »
Have some trust in the free market sustem. They build enuf housing and things get worse with access to retail and people stop buying GPN and property values plummet 80 pct and city comes to realization that lack of retail is root of all problem and they will move to make builders do some retail development in GP.

Or all the retail lovers will get fed up and leave to better areas where they dont have the WBTC deathtraps and the city will be beautiful again.

Give it time.

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #114 on: September 18, 2020, 07:08:37 AM »
Wow we have some really strong feelings for retail here in this forum.

Haha. I actually don’t care that much. I have similar shopping habits to you guys but the argument that it doesn’t bother ME, so it’s not an issue, is ridiculous. It’s like the big lot/small lot argument that IC went on and on about.

The convenience is what it comes down to for bones and IHO and what I'm saying is an extra couple miles is no big deal if you want to avoid Woodbury or pick up stuff on the way home from school/work.  Lot sizes aren't changing once you buy and your SOL.

BTW there is coffee in GP and supposedly building a high end gym in GP.  Guess there is that food spot inside the Ice Rink too.  When they build retail after Covid its good for everyone. 

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #115 on: September 18, 2020, 07:18:38 AM »
If there is a crowded basketball court near IHO or he doesn't like the people there I assume he drives a bit farther to play at a gym or court he likes, it's not a big deal.

If there is a boba spot near bones, but she doesn't like the boba or long lines, I assume you drive a bit farther to what you like and it's a non issue for you, or just grubhub =D

That's just how I think of it.

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #116 on: September 18, 2020, 07:25:22 AM »
If there is a crowded basketball court near IHO or he doesn't like the people there I assume he drives a bit farther to play at a gym or court he likes, it's not a big deal.

If there is a boba spot near bones, but she doesn't like the boba or long lines, I assume you drive a bit farther to what you like and it's a non issue for you, or just grubhub =D

That's just how I think of it.

I don't drink boba or do long lines.  I skip them completely, that boba thread is a foreign language to me (so is the mochi donut one), but can coexist with the boba/the long lines/the people who drink them just fine.  If the lack of retail center doesn't bother you, then just move on...

The IHO bball analogy is off no?  So there IS a basketball court, he just doesn't like the people playing on it.  There is NO retail center in the GP....

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #117 on: September 18, 2020, 08:22:33 AM »
Akkord - by now you should know better than to argue with bones :-)

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #118 on: September 18, 2020, 08:32:09 AM »
I only argue with/read posts from people I like. So AK is lucky :)

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #119 on: September 18, 2020, 10:46:20 AM »
I don't mind a debate with bones, we all have different views or it'd get pretty boring.  We get to entertain TI too. 

 

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