Residents and city officials, who have spent the last several years making major changes downtown, will continue to see those plans come to fruition in 1998.
Much of the construction projects in the city's $125-million downtown remake began in 1997, and the new year will see the completion of those and the start of others.
"Probably the main change people will notice in Brea is in the downtown area," Mayor Lynn Daucher said.
Construction is expected to begin soon on the second of two 900-space parking structures as well as a second movie theater.
In addition, smaller shops, retail stores and restaurants will begin moving into the Birch Street promenade, expected to be nearly completed by 1999.