|Location||Unincorporated San Bernardino County, near Redlands, California, United States|
|Opening date||2003 |
|Developer||Majestic Realty Co.|
Citrus Plaza is a shopping center in Redlands, California, United States, owned by Majestic Realty Co. It is located in the "Donut Hole", an enclave of unincorporated San Bernardino County territory within Redlands. The shopping center opened in 2003 after controversy over its location. A expansion called Mountain Grove at Citrus Plaza opened in 2015. [verification needed]
Components and events
The shopping center comprises department stores, shops, restaurants, a movie theater and 281 residential units. Retail anchors are Kohl's, Target, Hobby Lobby, Banana Republic and Nordstroms. There are events throughout the year such as the tree lighting and Santa during the holiday season. Currently a 110 key room hotel and a grocery store are under construction and set to open in 2021. The Target is being remodoled into a Super Target and set for completion in 2021.
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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. In 2003, voters in Redlands passed Measure N, a tax-sharing agreement that allocates 90% of sales tax generated in the Donut Hole to the city, and the remainder to the county. By 2023, the city will be receiving 100% of the sales tax revenue.
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