In 2011, the City of Anaheim was awarded a grant from the California Strategic Growth Council to prepare a specific plan for Anaheim Canyon. A specific plan is a land use planning document that provides the framework for current and future development for a defined area. The goal of the Anaheim Canyon Specific Plan (ACSP) is to create a business environment attractive to a wide variety of industries while encouraging sustainable development. The specific plan is anticipated to remove obstacles to the reuse of existing structures and promote infill development of currently vacant or underutilized properties through the use of flexible, easy to use zoning standards.
On August 10, 2015, staff held a workshop with the Planning Commission to discuss the proposed ACSP. On August 24, 2015, the Planning Commission held a public hearing for the project. At this meeting, Planning Commission elected to continue the public hearing for this item to provide staff time to add additional historical context to the specific plan and consider more flexible setbacks. On October 19, 2015, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the ACSP and Draft EIR to the City Council. On January 26, 2016, the City Council approved the ACSP and Final EIR. On February 9, 2016, the City Council adopted the related ordinance with the project becoming effective on March 10, 2016.
Meant to serve as a quick guide to the Anaheim Canyon Specific Plan, a Developer’s Toolkit was developed to help business owners, property owners, and developers learn about the regulations affecting business and development, and access resources that will both reduce costs and help expedite projects. Click here to download the Developer's Toolkit.
Final Adopted Specific Plan
- Chapter 1 - Introduction
- Chapter 2 - Findings and Opportunities
- Chapter 3 - Public Realm
- Chapter 4 - Private Realm
- Chapter 5 - Implementation
- Appendix A - Street Cross Sections
- Appendix B - Zoning Development Standards
- Appendix C - Public Realm Plant Palette
- Appendix D - Existing Conditions Analysis
- Appendix E - 2012 Industrial Park Amenities Survey
- Appendix F - General Plan Consistency Analysis
- Entire Specific Plan Document