• JS

    1) The area to be developed its a vacant industrial site which has been an eyesore for many years. LT already purchased the land, if not allowed to develop, it will continue to be an eyesore for another couple of decade.

    2) It will be a high end plaza which LT estimates will generate $5 million annually in property, sales and hotel taxes, and $3 million would go to schools. It will also raise the surrounding property value and provide great amenities to residents. However yes it will increase traffic in the area.

    3) Lets get real here, Angels could not care less about the environment nor Anaheim(as you recall they recently had a failed attempt to move to Tustin). This is a last ditch effort to kill the project. Angels owner Moreno(who is worth 2.1 Billion) wants to develop the area himself to profit from it. He wants to keep the area blighted so he can get it free from the taxpayers of Anaheim. He has been wanting to “lease the stadium’s parking lot for $1 annually over 66 years for development of his own commercial project.” I wish I could get a big plot of land from the taxpayers to profit from in the middle of expensive OC for $1 a year. What a joke.

  • JS

    1) The area to be developed its a vacant industral site which has been an eyesore for many years. LT already purchased the land, if not allowed to develop, it will continue to be an eyesore for another couple of decade.

    2) It will be a high end plaza which LT estimates will generate $5 million annually in property, sales and hotel taxes, and $3 million would go to schools. It will also raise the surrounding property value and provide great amenities to residents. However yes it will increase traffic in the area.

    3) Angels could not care less about Anaheim(as you recall they recently had a failed attempt to move to Tustin). Angels owner Moreno wants to develop the area himself to profit from it. He wants to keep the area blighted so he can get it free from the taxpayers of Anaheim. He has been wanting to “lease the stadium’s parking lot for $1 annually over 66 years for development of his own commercial project.”

  • Cynthia Ward

    City spokesman Mike Lyster said that the city is not aware of any plans to build a “sports-entertainment-hotel complex” as described by the Angels.

    And yet…earlier tonight at GOP endorsement committee, Steven Albert Chavez Lodge said the Angels negotiations for the Stadium District are ONGOING. Not according to the City of Anaheim it doesn’t look like it. which is it Steve? What do you know that the City spokesperson doesn’t know?

  • talkinghead

    Just imagine the views that tower will have of Tent City along the Santa Ana River.

  • David Zenger

    “The Angels’ letter stated that allowing LT Global to enter the Stadium District would mean there would be no room left for their own “sports-entertainment-hotel center” development.”

    Another Angels fiction. Just like the alleged $125,000,000 they were going to put into the stadium as part of the last deal. A complete myth.

    Well now everybody knows what we’re dealing with.

    And I predict a 3-2 rejection in October. Can’t mess around with PringleCorp’s client, can we?

    • RyanCantor

      . . . but we need more luxury hotels. This has a luxury hotel.

      The hypocrisy is going to be particularly ripe that night.

      • David Zenger

        But we don’t need non-subsidized lugzhury hotels, see?

        • Philmore

          So I predict the Klepto Majority will waste no time giving them one ! Simple, see ? Since the economic need justification was waived last time, perhaps even the application can be waived this time ! (Sort of like the Wall St. bankster bailouts- “Here – take this you can’t refuse it, don’t care if you don’t need it, everyone else is getting one.” ) No end to “innovation” with this bunch !

          • David Zenger

            Yes, it’s the new pro-business business in which the public gets the busisness and takes one fur die Mannschaft.

    • Rivett

      Maybe, but there’s nothing stopping LT Global from becoming a Pringle client. Hard to imagine anything big getting done in Anaheim that didn’t have their tentacles around it.

      • David Zenger

        Can Pringle serve two masters?

        How deep is the ocean, how high is the sky?