El Toro

In March 2003, the City of Irvine, Irvine Redevelopment Agency, and the County of Orange entered into a written Property Tax Transfer and Pre-Annexation Agreement regarding the use of the former MCAS El Toro.

The Pre-Annexation Agreement provided that the City of Irvine would provide the County with a number of parcels located at the former MCAS El Toro in Irvine, for County use. The lands are generally split into three groups of parcels, known as the Alton parcels, the Marshburn parcels, and the 100-Acre parcel.

A Development Feasibility Analysis of the Alton and 100-Acre parcels, per Board direction, includes generating revenue through interim uses and the ultimate reuse of the property, potentially returning an equity share to the general fund on an annual basis.

In November 2010, staff released an Interim Use Request for Proposals (RFP) for proposals for revenue generation from and/or improvements to the El Toro parcels. At the beginning of 2011, staff released a Request for Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for qualified firms to develop conceptual site plans for the parcels.

Next Steps

  • June 2012 - Board selects Developer
  • November 2012 - Board approval of Developer contract

An evaluation committee recommended that negotiations for a lease agreement for Interim Use of County Parcels at the former MCAS El Toro be initiated with the following Respondents: 1) OC RV Storage and 2) Heritage Fields.

The evaluation committee also recommended that the agreement for Development of Conceptual Site Plans for County Parcels at the former MCAS El Toro be awarded to The Planning Center, Inc.

A kick-off meeting has been held with The Planning Center and a Conceptual Planning “Charette” has been held for the El Toro parcels.

Staff are in the process of developing an Infrastructure Development Plan for the 100-Acre parcel; creating a Development Plan for the Western Alton parcel; exploring a potential ground lease agreement with Wild Rivers and Big League Dreams; and working with adjacent property owners (Irvine Company, City of Irvine, Five Points, and OCTA) on their plans for development.

On December 2, 2011, the CEO hosted a meeting with the City of Irvine and Great Park to discuss various topics related to development of property on the former MCAS El Toro.