“The grand park that officials had promised would be built on a retired Marine base in the heart of Orange County was in jeopardy Wednesday after state officials ruled that $1.4 billion in property funds can’t be spent to transform the sprawling stretch of land into what had been billed as America’s next great urban park,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
Translation – the Great Park is dead.
All the millions of dollars that Irvine Council Members Larry Agran and Beth Krom, as Great Park Board Members, blew on designs is now wasted. And you can now stick a fork in Krom’s ill-fated campaign for Mayor of Irvine. Adios Beth – game over!
There won’t be a Great Park. There will be a little park with mostly homes and commercial property on it.
Oh sure, Agran is bleating about a few developments he is working on. Good luck with that. With the redevelopment money gone, Agran’s hands are tied.
A new airport would have been an economic boon to the area. This Great Park is turning out to be a financial sinkhole…