The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing tonight on whether to recommend approval of a $500-million construction project that would include the county's tallest building.
The 1.9-million-square-foot Main Street Concourse was proposed by the Newport Beach-based Orient Corp. of America and Tokyo-based Shimizu America Corp.
Plans include both residential and commercial space, and the project would provide 4,500 permanent jobs if completed.
Mike Cutri, consulting development manager for Shimizu, said it would also create 2,000 jobs during phases of construction.
Proposed for a 17-acre site on Main Street between Owens Drive and Lawson Way, the project would take about six years to complete.
Phase One includes a 32-story office building, retail space, a health club, a live theater and movie theater, as well as 64 attached single-family residences and about 4,000 parking spaces.