Home Ranch Project Timeline

August 11, 2001

September 1982 - First architectural concept for the Home Ranch master

plan designed. It includes two 400-room hotels, and 2.7 million square

feet of retail and office space.

March 1984 - Approval of the Home Ranch master plan and certification

of the environmental-impact report.

September 1985 - C.J. Segerstrom & Sons submits to Costa Mesa One

South Coast Place, a 32-story office building with 75% of the area freed


for open space.

February 1986 - Costa Mesa Planning Commission approves 32-story

complex by a 4-1 vote.

February 1986 - C.J. Segerstrom withdraws further consideration for

the 32-story building because of increasing public opposition.

April 1986 - C.J. Segerstrom starts the redesign of Home Ranch after

mailing out surveys requesting community feedback on the project.

January 1987 - Segerstrom makes more than 60 public presentations of

its new Home Ranch plan to residents, service clubs and homeowners

associations throughout Costa Mesa.

April 1987 - The redesign of One South Coast Place receives unanimous

approval from the Costa Mesa Planning Commission.

June 1987 - The redesign of One South Coast Place is approved 4 to 1

by the City Council.

June 1987 - Work on One South Coast Place is started after Costa Mesa

issued grading and foundation permits.

June 1987 - The Costa Mesa Residents for Responsible Growth, a

citizens group opposed to the Home Ranch project, files a lawsuit to

overturn the council's approval of the project, citing a lack of

up-to-date building densities and intensities in the city's general plan.

September 1987 - An Orange County Superior Court judge rules there are

technical deficiencies in the city's general plan and the

environmental-impact report that needed to be addressed. This halts

construction of the project.

January to March 1988 - C.J. Segerstrom continues to present proposals

for the development of Home Ranch to the city's Planning Commission.

November 1988 - Voters reject two proposals for development of Home

Ranch, Measures H and I. Measure H consists of office and retail space

with two high-rise buildings -- one 20-stories, the other 12-stories -- a

400-room hotel, health club and child-care center. Measure I proposes

300-room hotel, reduces the retail space by 10,00 square feet and

eliminates the health club.

February 1992 - Costa Mesa City Council approves a slow-growth general

plan that reduced the amount of industrial square footage to 1.25-million

square feet and rezoned it for up to 2-million square feet of business

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