Platinum Triangle, Anaheim

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Platinum Triangle
The Grove of Anaheim
Platinum Triangle is located in Anaheim, California
Platinum Triangle
Platinum Triangle
Location within Anaheim and Northern Orange County
Platinum Triangle is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Platinum Triangle
Platinum Triangle
Location within Greater Los Angeles
Platinum Triangle is located in California
Platinum Triangle
Platinum Triangle
Location within California33Location within the United States
Platinum Triangle is located in the United States
Platinum Triangle
Platinum Triangle
Platinum Triangle (the United States)
Coordinates: 33°48′13″N 117°53′21″W / 33.803507°N 117.889266°W / 33.803507; -117.889266
CountryUnited States

The Platinum Triangle is a district of Anaheim, California, United States, that is undergoing transformation from a low-density commercial and industrial zone into a more urban environment with high-density housing, commercial office towers, and retail space.[1] The 820 acres (330 ha) area undergoing this large-scale redevelopment includes the city's two major sports venues, the Honda Center and Angel Stadium of Anaheim.[2]


The district's boundaries are roughly defined by Interstate 5, the Santa Ana River, and Cerritos Avenue. A small section to the south is part of the city of Orange, and thus is not considered part of the Platinum Triangle. The primary arterial roads through the area are State College Boulevard and Katella Avenue.

The district is located east of the Anaheim Resort, a major tourist destination which encompasses the Disneyland Resort, the Anaheim Convention Center, and several dozen hotels. It is also just north of The Block at Orange, a large outdoor shopping center, and UCI Medical Center. The Triangle also contains Angel Stadium of Anaheim and The Grove of Anaheim, a popular entertainment venue adjacent to the stadium. Honda Center, on the other side of State Route 57, is also within the Platinum Triangle.[3]


Promotional banners for the Angels and Ducks

When redevelopment is completed, the district is expected to offer mixed-use urban living with easy access to dining, shopping, and entertainment. It is envisioned as a downtown district for Orange County, competing with the South Coast Metro area, Irvine Business Complex, and downtown Santa Ana.[4] The current tenants of the area, mainly industrial buildings, are gradually relocating to make way for mid-rise apartments, retail space, and several high-rise commercial buildings.[5]

In 2008, Anaheim city planners announced an expansion of the initial Platinum Triangle proposal, doubling the amount of housing units and commercial office space from the original plans. Sixteen projects were either planned or currently under construction for a total of 18,363 homes, 5,700,000 square feet (530,000 m2) of commercial space and 16,800,000 square feet (1,560,000 m2) of office space.[5][6]

As of August 2009, three projects had been completed: the Stadium Lofts, 1818 Platinum Triangle, and Gateway apartment homes. Additionally, construction has begun on several new roads west of Angel Stadium, including Market Street, the central promenade for the district.

In 2020, Henry Samueli's Anaheim Arena Management, which operates Honda Center, announced the plans for OC Vibe, an L.A. Live-inspired complex of apartments, offices and entertainment venues surrounding the arena to be built at the cost of $3 billion, with its first buildings to open in 2024. Earlier that month, the Los Angeles Angels also disclosed a scheme to surround Anaheim Stadium with similar buildings. Both projects would lead to over 268 acres (108 ha) built in the Platinum Triangle.[7]


City planners envision the triangle as a transit-oriented environment, encompassing the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, or ARTIC, which replaced the Anaheim Amtrak Station located in the Angel Stadium parking lot. ARTIC continues to serve Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner and Metrolink trains, and will also be a terminus for the planned California High-Speed Rail system.

ARTIC could be a main transfer point to Orange County Transportation Authority bus routes. Planners hope that the robust transportation infrastructure will prevent a severe increase in traffic congestion from the large number of new residents and commuters.[5]


  1. ^ Khouri, Andrew (January 15, 2015). "Anaheim developments revive city's vision of a new downtown for O.C." Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  2. ^ Marroquin, Art (October 18, 2015). "Platinum Triangle development taking shape near Angel Stadium, Disneyland". The Orange County Register. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "Platinum Triangle". Anaheim, CA - Official Website. Retrieved June 4, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ TAXIN, AMY; TULLY, SARAH; ROWE, JEFF (March 19, 2006). "Urban centers of attention". Orange County Register. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c McKibben, Dave (December 12, 2007). "In Anaheim, a zoning change aims to inspire urban density". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
  6. ^ Tully, Sarah (December 10, 2007). "Development space more than doubled in Anaheim's Platinum Triangle". Orange County Register. Archived from the original on December 13, 2007.
  7. ^ Shaikin, Bill (June 24, 2020). "Ducks submit proposal for OC Vibe, described by Anaheim official as 'L.A. Live on steroids'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 4, 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

External links[edit]