The Harbor Boulevard parcel of city-owned redevelopment land has drawn proposals for many uses, including a card club, outlet mall and mix of luxury hotels, shops and restaurants. Developers have also proposed a movie-themed complex with theaters, stores and a film academy.
We should allow the best project to come forward and stop waiting to hit the jackpot with a casino. Last year, the idea was embraced by a committee of business dating website usernames civic leaders given the task of finding new revenue sources and by three council members who favored exploring the concept.
Another factor is a bill by U. John McCain R-Ariz. City officials have spoken to the tribe since about developing a gaming resort with Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn. City officials initially believed a card casino would be a girl stripping and fingering complicated alternative to an Indian casino, but later realized that there was a state moratorium on building card clubs until In light of the new situation, Nguyen and Councilman Harry Krebs have said they are intrigued by the possibility of a factory outlet mall, similar to ones in Carlsbad and Cabazon.
While city officials weigh their options for the 40 acres, they are also studying the feasibility of a theme park on super sex site acre site at Harbor Boulevard and Westminster Avenue and a acre parcel on the city-owned Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana.
Any project there would be discussed with Santa Ana, officials said. Before the City Council considers adding a theme park anywhere in town, Nguyen says, she hopes her colleagues will make a decision on the casino site.
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