After months of below-grade work to prepare the site for a new parking structure, the expansion of the Anaheim Convention Center is looking up. Between Palm Court and Arena Plaza, steel was installed for the climate-controlled bridge concourse that will connect existing and new Convention Center space. The work was completed in December so as not to conflict with the Convention Center’s January events.
Progress continues with the construction of six new loading docks to accommodate exhibitor deliveries, while foundations for the Phase One 622-space parking structure are nearly finished. When completed, the expansion will feature 200,000 square feet of flexible exhibit and meeting space as well as a two-phase parking structure with a total of 1,350 spaces.
Anticipating the winter’s predicted El Niño storms, the design-build contractor installed special catch basins and infiltration wells that will allow work to continue onsite after heavy rainfall. Construction crews will continue their activities 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.* There should be no major disturbances to the local community during the next few months.
* Please be advised that dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen operational factors or inclement weather.
Located in the heart of the Anaheim Resort District, the Anaheim Convention Center is an important enterprise operation the City relies upon to support the General Fund. The Anaheim Resort District provides approximately 50% of the General Fund tax revenues, which in turn provides for vital City services such as Fire, Police, parks, libraries, and more. Additional tax revenue from the expansion is projected to be more than $9 million annually. An estimated 1,860 jobs will be created during construction, and the expansion will support more than 2,000 new jobs annually after its completion.