Yorba Linda Town Center

Breathing new life into a historic treasure



In Progress

Client:
City of Yorba Linda

Location:
Yorba Linda, CA

Market:
Transportation

The Town Center area of Yorba Linda abounds with history. The site’s future has been debated for more than two decades. But now, it’s on the fast track toward a full-scale renovation that will bring the community together.

That’s the aim of the Yorba Linda Town Center project, which will add state-of-the-art green and sustainable technologies to this retail gathering place, while maintaining its Old Towne charm and boosting city pride. The 10.9-acre site, with 125,000 square feet of leasable space, will include:

  • A high-end supermarket
  • A luxury movie theater
  • Retail shops
  • Sit-down and fast-casual restaurants
  • An open space “commons”
  • A three- to four-story parking structure

Harris & Associates is assisting the City in the successful transformation of the Town Center area to develop an attractive, compelling, pedestrian-friendly place where people want to relax, socialize, shop, dine and learn. Harris recently completed the design of the 1st phase of this multi-phase project in January 2014, which generally consisted of road widening, streetscape, drainage, traffic signal improvements and water quality enhancements on Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda Boulevard and Lakeview Avenue. Harris’ remaining phases to be completed include “face lifts” on Main Street and Olinda Street, design of New “A” Street, northerly portions of School Street and Valencia Street, and northerly parkway frontage along Imperial Highway.

Core Elements

The project will feature a wide variety of street, streetscape, drainage, utility and grading design improvements. Harris will play a significant role in several stages, including:

  • Record of survey mapping
  • Right-of-way exhibits
  • Roadway widening design
  • Street Rehabilitation design
  • Hardscape, Landscape Planting and Irrigation design
  • Traffic design elements to optimize “multi-user” access and circulation throughout the Town Center area
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Subsurface Utility Engineering
  • Storm drain design, including hydrology and hydraulic studies
  • Water Quality Treatment Systems (bioswales)
  • Street Lighting design
  • Decorative and Holiday Lighting
  • ADA compliance

Beyond the blueprints

In the words of Mayor Eugene Hernandez, the Yorba Linda Town Center could “be a boon to our economy, a shot in the arm to our business community, and it has a potential to define what Yorba Linda will look like in the next 15 years.”

After years of political battles about its future, it’s now a top priority: Harris has assembled the right team to create a desirable destination and source of pride for the entire community.


Harris completed the design of the 1st phase of this multi-phase project in January 2014.