ANAHEIM, CA—This has been a year of explosive development in Downtown Anaheim. In the spring, Brookfield Residential welcomed its first move-ins to the Domain, a community of 100 stacked flats and townhomes. In May, the Packing House opened—a new food hall and a leader in the restaurant-oriented Packing District. Most recently, an eight-story, 191,556-square-foot, class-A building near City Hall was leased to St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare, comprising Orange County’s largest lease of the year to date, as previously reported. To get a sense of what led to this progress, we spoke with John Woodhead, Anaheim’s director of community and economic development. Can you describe the planning that led to these successes?

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