The Tustin City Council approved an Exclusive Agreement with Oliver McMillan and plans are advancing to give one of Tustin’s historic blimp hangars new life, as part of an “urban village” in the heart of the Tustin Legacy community.
The City Council voted Tuesday night on an exclusive agreement with OliverMcMillan – which helped redevelop San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter – to draft plans for a mixed-used project that will incorporate the 73-year-old former military hangar.
While few details are available, initial plans from OliverMcMillan call for a 123-acre development blending residential, commercial, office and entertainment uses.
The company wants to build up and out along a grid of short, walkable blocks, according to John Buchanan, Tustin’s deputy director of economic development.
“It’s a joint effort to come up with a plan that not only is pedestrian friendly and an exciting place to be, but also we want to make sure it’s financially feasible,” Buchanan said.
The project is proposed for the former Marine Corps Air Station, between Tustin Ranch Road and Armstrong Avenue, north of Warner Avenue up to the logical extension of Moffett Drive. It does not include the northern hangar, which Orange County controls and also hopes to one day redevelop.
The surrounding area has long been discussed as a potential site for a baseball stadium that could host the Angels if the team is unable to settle ongoing disputes over its lease in Anaheim.
Below is developer presentation to the City Council and their approval: