Citrus Plaza

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Citrus Plaza
LocationUnincorporated San Bernardino County, near Redlands, California, United States
Opening date2003 [1]
DeveloperMajestic Realty Co.

Citrus Plaza is a shopping center near Redlands, California, United States, owned by Majestic Realty Co.[2] It is located in the "Donut Hole", an enclave of unincorporated San Bernardino County territory near Redlands. The shopping center opened in 2003 after controversy over its location.[2] A second shopping center, called Mountain Grove at Citrus Plaza, opened nearby in 2015.[3][verification needed][1]


The "doughnut hole" is an approximately 1,000-acre (4.0 km2) unincorporated area surrounded by the city of Redlands in southwestern San Bernardino County, California. Citrus groves and farmland were scattered throughout the area since the 19th century. The city of Redlands began making public works improvements in the 1970s, after the county's Local Agency Formation Commission indicated the city would eventually be allowed to annex the area. Majestic Realty acquired the majority of the land and proposed the Citrus Plaza shopping center in 1993. Negotiations with the city government through the 1990s deteriorated into legal disputes. Majestic successfully lobbied the state government to pass a law in 2000 removing Redlands' control over the area. Local governments and Majestic came to a settlement in 2000, and the center opened in 2003.[1][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]


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  9. ^ "San Bernardino's Development 'Donut Hole'". Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
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  11. ^ "County Takes Back Portion Of Donut Hole From Redlands And Reapportions Taxes | SBCSentinel". Retrieved 2018-01-14.

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