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January 4, 1996
Sportstown Anaheim would transform 159 acres surrounding Anaheim Stadium into a complex with five districts. A closer look at the plans: [1] Gateway District: Towers would mark two major entrances, and a 250-room hotel would overlook a football stadium. Entertainment would include formal dining, food courts, night clubs, a produce market, coffeehouses and retailers. [2] Little a: Fields for community and sports activities. Also would be used for training camps and league and championship games.
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January 5, 2000 | LESLIE EARNEST and CHRIS CEBALLOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A planned music-themed entertainment complex that was supposed to help transform Garden Grove into a tourist magnet has been shelved because the developer could not line up tenants or funding for the $400-million project, the city said Tuesday. The apparent demise of Music City Riverwalk might signal that parts of the county are "over-retailed," said Matthew Fertal, Garden Grove's community development director.
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May 29, 1996 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Plans for a youth sports center and one of two hotels have been scrapped in a scaled-down version of Sportstown Anaheim, the entertainment and retail complex proposed for property around Anaheim Stadium, which will also have 70% less office space than originally envisioned, city officials said Tuesday. The revised proposal comes as the city's Planning Commission considers approving an environmental impact report, required by state law for major projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1999 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anaheim's City Council granted unanimous approval Tuesday for the overall design of the Gotcha Glacier indoor extreme sports park, paving the way for the one-of-a-kind, $105-million project. The only chill in a warm reception for the project was over how its name will be displayed. Backers want the words "Gotcha Glacier" in giant red letters on the roof, but the Planning Commission had recommended that the letters be below the roof line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1999 | Debra Cano, (714) 564-1036
The City Council approved a master plan for a sports-and-entertainment area surrounding Edison Field, a move designed to give landowners incentives to develop their properties. Councilman Tom Tait said the plan streamlines the development process: "Essentially what it does, is it cuts a lot of city red tape."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1996
No one ever faulted Anaheim for lacking ambition. At times the city's reach has exceeded its grasp, but it has had enough major successes with Disneyland, Anaheim Stadium, The Pond and the Convention Center to outweigh setbacks to some projects and the loss of a professional football team. Last week the city took the wraps off Sportstown Anaheim, a far-reaching plan for a hotel, restaurants, stores, office space and possibly a new football stadium, on 159 acres surrounding Anaheim Stadium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
Plans for a sports-related entertainment and retail complex next to Anaheim Stadium could move forward today when the City Council considers a proposal by Forest City Development California Inc. to market Sportstown Anaheim and oversee its development. Planning officials are recommending that the Los Angeles-based subsidiary of Forest City Enterprises of Cleveland be awarded exclusive negotiating rights.
SPORTS
April 2, 1996 | GREG HERNANDEZ
City officials appear willing to scale back their vision for a sports, entertainment and retail complex around Anaheim Stadium in the hope of reaching agreement with the Walt Disney Co. over stadium renovations and a new lease for the Angels. City Manager James D. Ruth on Monday declined to elaborate, but acknowledged that any deal would involve a smaller version of the complex called Sportstown Anaheim.
NEWS
January 4, 1996 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City officials Wednesday announced ambitious plans for Sportstown Anaheim, a 159-acre sports, entertainment, retail and office complex that would surround Anaheim Stadium and help bolster the region's economy. The complex would be divided into five sections, one of which would be anchored by a new football stadium. City Manager James D. Ruth said the city will know "within 90 days" whether they have landed a National Football League franchise to replace the Rams, which departed to St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY
At the request of two of the city's school districts, the City Council has agreed to review the environmental study for Sportstown Anaheim, a huge entertainment, retail and sports complex planned for the Anaheim Stadium area. The study, required by state law for major projects, was approved last month by the Planning Commission. Anaheim City Atty. Jack L. White said Tuesday that the study is "adequate in its current form."
NEWS
September 27, 1999 | BILL SHAIKIN and E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
From the outside, putting a piece of the national pastime in the hands of two of America's new high-tech billionaires looks like a home run. Broadcom Corp. co-founders Henry T. Nicholas III and Henry Samueli, who lead a group thinking of buying the Anaheim Angels, could pump money, technology and a little pizazz into a sad-sack team that has never made it to the World Series. But behind the headlines of Walt Disney Co.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1999 | Crystal Carreon, (714) 966-7835
The Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday unanimously approved an "owner participation agreement" between the city and the developers of Sportstown. Under the agreement, the city will reimburse developer Glacier of Anaheim LLC for 50% of the infrastructure costs for the entire Sportstown site. Sportstown is the $300-million sports and entertainment complex under development on a 42-acre site next to Edison International Field.
BUSINESS
December 9, 1998 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Developers unveiled proposals Tuesday for an action-packed indoor sports complex and a six-story office building at Sportstown Anaheim, the giant entertainment and business project to be built in the parking lot of Edison International Field. The two projects, which would draw an estimated 2 million visitors a year and generate about $40 million in revenue for the city over the next 30 years, would help make Anaheim a world-class resort destination, city officials said.
BUSINESS
December 2, 1998 | DARYL STRICKLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Anaheim has taken over development of the Sportstown Anaheim shopping and entertainment complex after the prime developer withdrew from the project, officials said Tuesday. The change came after the developer, Forest City Development Inc. failed to meet a Nov. 15 deadline for paying the city $150,000 in earnest money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
A $300-million proposal for a complex dubbed Sportstown Anaheim next to the stadium could move a step closer to fruition Tuesday when the City Council considers approving an agreement with the project's developer. The agreement would set deadlines and economic terms for Forest City Development California Inc. The Cleveland-based firm already has a negotiating agreement with the city to line up tenants for Sportstown, proposed on the 42-acre, city-owned stadium parking lot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite the objections of two school districts, an environmental study for the Sportstown Anaheim project was approved unanimously without debate Tuesday by the City Council. The decision clears the way for city officials to aggressively seek private investors to develop Sportstown--a huge entertainment, retail and sports complex planned for 159 acres at Anaheim Stadium. The environmental impact report, required under state law, was approved in May by the Planning Commission.
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