ANAHEIM, CA—The City of Anaheim has named Lincoln Property Co. as the new property manager for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, the $188-million transportation hub that is currently transforming the skyline between Honda Center and Angel Stadium here. Upon completion later this year, ARTIC will serve as a major transportation gateway that eventually incorporates a mixed-use center on the existing 16-acre site owned by the City of Anaheim.
Lincoln has begun working closely with the City to determine policies and procedures, establish the vendor-procurement schedule and meet with key stakeholders in the community. The team has also begun leasing efforts for the 13,000 square feet of retail space within the center that will eventually include two full-service restaurants with liquor licenses, two inline retail spaces and several interior and exterior retail kiosks.
As part of its overall contract with the City of Anaheim, Lincoln will also be responsible for financial management, procurement and oversight of major third-party service providers, IT systems administration, marketing and special events in the public space, including opening-day-related events toward the end of the year.
According to Matt Cady of Lincoln Property Co., “We are honored to be selected as the management company for what promises to be one of the most significant transit centers in Southern California.” Cady adds that the firm is excited and well-positioned to execute on the City’s vision for the project. “We have already seen significant interest from well-regarded retailers who are eager to play a part in the success of this world-class facility.”
ARTIC will serve as a hub for Orange County and the region, where freeways, major arterial roads, bus routes and the rail system converge. On opening day, services will include Metrolink, Amtrak, OCTA bus, Anaheim Resort Transit, shuttles, taxis and tour and charter buses. The building will include interior and exterior public plaza areas, public art, landscaping, amenities including electrical vehicle charging stations and bicycle access to the Santa Ana River Trail. ARTIC will also improve pedestrian access along Douglass Rd. and enhance pedestrian connections to Honda Center and Angel Stadium.
ARTIC will also be built to LEED Platinum standards, making it one of the first of its kind among transportation centers in California and nationally. Lincoln currently manages nearly 20 million square feet of LEED-certified buildings nationwide.
Natalie Meeks, Anaheim’s director of public works, says that her team was “thoroughly impressed with Lincoln’s vision for this innovative transit hub and their highly regarded property-management track record among institutional owners.” She adds that “Lincoln has a strong presence across the Southern California region and a solid team of experienced professionals who will help further enhance the value” of ARTIC.
As GlobeSt.com previously reported, ARTIC broke ground in October 2012. Orange County-based KTGY Group Inc., the urban design advisor for the project, prepared ARTIC’s master plan and mixed-use district conceptual development guidelines and provided architectural design review services for the project.