The Block at Orange
Orange, California
Grand opening 1998

811,000-square foot, open-air retail, entertainment and fine dining

Steve was a key member of the executive team that successfully developed Mills first outdoor dining, retail and entertainment concept.

  1. Successfully negotiated the approval of two public financial assistant packages (a s Sales tax-sharing agreement of$18 million for infrastructure and parking improvements, and the creation of a real estate taxing district).
  2. Anchors included Hilo Hatti, Ron Jon's Surf Shop, Vans Skate Park, 21-screen AMC Theater, Sega Gameworks, Dave & Busters, Saks Off 5th, Burke Williams Day Spa, Forever 21 and Nordstrom Rack.
  3. Project was featured as a cover story in the Urban Land Institute's "Developing Retail Entertainment Destinations," as one of the top retail/ entertainment projects in the United States.