Join us for FDC Workshop 4! You will learn about 3 Land Use Concepts for FDC in a hybrid open house, which includes a presentation and time to browse informational stations.

The workshop will give you time to learn about the features and trade-offs of each concept, listen in to a short presentation, and participate in Q&A. The results of analysis for traffic, infrastructure, and financial feasibility will be shared.

You will be able to take an online survey to provide feedback on the various components of the Land Use Concepts. The survey will remain open for 2 weeks following Workshop 4.

Come to weigh in on the future plan for FDC!

  • Wednesday, July 24th
    • 6pm to 8pm
    • Norma Hertzog Community Center
    • Dual Language (Spanish/English)
  • Thursday, July 25th
    • 6pm to 8pm
    • Saint John the Baptist Catholic School – Multi Purpose Room
    • Dual Language (Spanish/English)
  • Wednesday, July 31st
    • 6pm to 8pm
    • Virtual/Zoom
    • Dual Language (Spanish/English)
      • Link will be provided closer to the workshop date.
Date Time Location Language
Wednesday, July 24th 6pm to 8pm Norma Hertzog Community Center
1845 Park Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Google Maps Link
Dual (Spanish/English)
Thursday, July 25th 6pm to 8pm Saint John the Baptist Catholic School – Multi Purpose Room
1021 Baker St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Google Maps Link
Dual (Spanish/English)
Wednesday, July 31st 6pm to 8pm Virtual/Zoom
Link will be provided closer to the workshop date.
Dual (Spanish/English)

In September of 2023, the City of Costa Mesa initiated the preparation of a Specific Plan and Environmental Impact Report to coordinate and facilitate transition of the Fairview Developmental Center (FDC) to a mixed use, mixed income housing community. The FDC is a State-owned property and the State Department of Developmental Services, State Department of General Services, and the City of Costa Mesa will partner on future disposition of the site.

The City’s 6th Cycle Housing Element lists the FDC as a housing opportunity site and estimates 2,300 housing units for the location. Through this process the State will likely sell or lease the FDC site to an owner/developer who would develop the site consistent with the Specific Plan. The Plan is expected to be completed in late 2025. The FDC Housing Plan is an exciting opportunity for the City to plan for a new neighborhood for Costa Mesa.

Satellite view showing the study area of the Developmental Center as it sits in the nearby neighborhoods. An orange dotted line shows the outline of the whole site, with a purple overlay in the southwest corner for the Emergency Operations Center, which is not part of this project.

Please continue to check this site for ongoing project updates and information about how to participate in the planning process.