Before delving into the current developments going on in this district, a brief description about the history of Anaheim's Platinum Triangle is provided below.
Platinum Triangle is a district created by the City of Anaheim (City) that is located in between the I-5 and the Santa Ana River (a little north of Katella Avenue and a little south of Orangewood Avenue) and the northern border is along a railroad ROW, but the closest street is Cerritos Avenue.
Based on the boundaries of the map, the district includes popular landmarks such as Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Honda Center, and the recently completed Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC: Click here for recent blog post on ARTIC).
The Platinum Triangle was envisioned as a district that would attempt to create a dense urban core that would be much resembled to a "Downtown".
Picture taken: 12/13/2014 @ Broadway & Anaheim
Accordingly, before the Great Recession, the district was planned to have several high rises and other mixed-use developments. After the Great Recession hit, many projects were put on hold. Recently, a development activity report was updated by the City (12/10/14) and indicates some of the pre-recession projects are coming back shedding their on-hold status and designated with "under construction". However, it is clear that some of the projects are coming back downsized than their original plan. The now under construction Platinum Gateway project was originally planned to include office spaces (a 12 floor high rise), a 5 story hotel, and retail spaces (RRM Design Group), but was jettisoned. The revised project now only includes residential of 399 dwelling units (this is a slight increase in the amount of residential dwelling units as it was previously 320 dwelling units) .
As the development of Platinum Triangle is starting to get active again, the question remains on whether this district will realize a more modest version of the vision, or if the original plan of having high rises will ever come back.
A map is provided below that is from the development activity report that illustrates the locations that are under construction (in yellow), completed (in blue), and approved (in green):
15. Platinum Gateway (399 Dwelling Units)
Photos taken: 12/14/2014
This appears to be a phase II as the completed Phase I included 92 Dwelling Units and 1,298 sq. ft. of commercial.
Developer: The Irvine Company