Tustin Legacy Has Begun

Tustin_Legacy_Location_Map5(1)[1]With nearly 1600-acre of former Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in the heart of Orange County, the city of Tustin (since 1942) played an important role for over 50 years in Navy and Marine aviation.  What used to be a marine base a few years ago was officially closed in 1999 and is now known as Tustin Legacy.

The city of Tustin adopted the MCAS Tustin Specific Plan in 2003. A document was put together detailing the planning standards, policies, regulations and implementation strategies that will be used to guide the reuse and development of the site.

The following information and more can be found at the Tustin Legacy website:

Up until today, construction of the following has been completed at Tustin Legacy:

  • Over 1,680 homes
  • “The District” Regional Shopping Center (1 Million Square Feet)
  • Various educational institutions
  • Social services facilities
  • Neighborhood parks
  • Major roadways and related infrastructure.

With the ultimate build-out of Tustin Legacy expected to be 20+ years, future development has yet to be completed. Plans call for an additional 2,100 residential homes, 6-7 million square feet of non- residential space (office, retail, restaurant, entertainment, R&D), educational facilities, new roadways, infrastructure and significant parkland and open spaces.  One of the most exciting components of the new development will be a vibrant “Urban Community Core”: a pedestrian oriented, mixed use district that integrates a variety of uses and activities including retail, restaurant and entertainment uses, hotels, for-sale and apartment homes and offices. This mixed use district is intended to be eclectic, diverse, and urban in nature.

The City of Tustin is continuing to move forward and striving to make the project’s original vision of a dynamic, urban master-planned community, a place to Live, Work and Play, a reality.  The City will continue to keep the public informed of the progress being made at Tustin Legacy as well as providing updates of any relevant news and events related directly to the Tustin Legacy project.