DisneylandForward Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Anaheim
Document Title
DisneylandForward Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Commercial Recreation Land Use and General Plan Designation/Disneyland Resort Specific Plan, Anaheim Resort Specific Plan and Hotel Circle Specific Plan Zoning
Document Description
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, U.S., Inc. (Disney), has submitted applications to the City of Anaheim (City) for the proposed DisneylandForward Project (proposed project) to provide for continued, long-term growth of the Disneyland Resort within The Anaheim Resort. The proposed project is a request from Disney for more flexibility as to the location of permitted uses within Disney’s properties in the Disneyland Resort Specific Plan No. 92-1 (DRSP) and the Anaheim Resort Specific Plan No. 92-2 (ARSP) areas and streamlined review of future Disney projects in these areas. The proposed project would also facilitate the use of improved technologies, such as energy efficient lighting and small cellular sites, and more drought-tolerant landscaping that would be applicable to the entire Anaheim Resort. The proposed project is generally located adjacent to and southwest of the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) between Ball Road to the north, Walnut Street to the west, and Chapman Avenue to the south. The project site encompasses the three specific plan areas that make up The Anaheim Resort: the DRSP, the ARSP, and the Hotel Circle Specific Plan No. 93-1 (HCSP). These specific plan areas, which were initially established in the 1990s, provide for the development of visitor-serving uses including theme park, convention center, hotels, restaurants and commercial areas. The Anaheim Resort Public Realm Landscape Program and Anaheim Resort Identity Program provide design concepts addressing items such as landscaping, street lights, gateways, signs and bus shelters for streets within The Anaheim Resort. The Anaheim Commercial Recreation Area Maximum Permitted Structural Height Map depicts the maximum height of structures permitted within The Anaheim Resort. The proposed project will affect public rights-of-way within and adjacent to The Anaheim Resort. Therefore, the project site map shows not only the Disney-owned properties but surrounding properties in The Anaheim Resort. Disney will be the applicant for the majority of the properties affected by the proposed amendments; however, the Planning Director has initiated the amendments for the portions of the project area not owned or controlled by subsidiaries of Disney. Approval of the proposed project would require amendments to the City of Anaheim General Plan, DRSP, ARSP, Anaheim Resort Public Realm Landscape Program, Anaheim Resort Identity Program and Anaheim Commercial Recreation Area Maximum Permitted Structural Height Map. No changes are proposed to District A, or the Anaheim GardenWalk, or C-R Overlays, of the DRSP or HCSP.

Contact Information

Elaine Thienprasiddhi, Senior Planner
Agency Name
City of Anaheim, Planning and Building Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Adjacent to and southwest of Interstate 5 (I-5) between Ball Road to the north, Walnut Street to
Total Acres
Parcel #
Multiple parcels
State Highways
I-5, SR-57, SR-22
Orange Grove Elementary, Paul Revere Elementary,
Santa Ana River
15, 21
San Bern

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (Commercial Recreation; flexibility for allowable uses & density)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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