April 3, 2024

Garden Grove City Council Approves Project Agreement for New Police Facility, Civic Center Improvements

Last Tuesday, the Garden Grove City Council approved the Project Agreement with Edgemoor for the Garden Grove Civic Center Revitalization project.

GARDEN GROVE, California - At the Tuesday, March 26, 2024 regular Garden Grove City Council meeting, the city council approved a project agreement with Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate for the design and construction of a new public safety facility for the Garden Grove Police Department, a new parking structure, and a redesigned Civic Center Park. Known as the Garden Grove Civic Center Revitalization Project, the project is estimated to cost $152 million that includes funding from a 1% sales tax (Measure O).

“This state-of-the-art public safety facility and redesigned Civic Center Park are long overdue, and they will allow the City to continue to meet the community’s public safety and quality-of-life needs well into the future,” said Garden Grove Mayor Steve Jones.

“The new public safety facility will replace the current 67-year-old building, which was built when the city had fewer than 45,000 people and 22 officers. Today, Garden Grove is home to 172,000 residents and has 183 officers and 84 civilian staff. A modern police headquarters will consolidate staff to better serve the community more effectively and efficiently,” said Garden Grove Police Chief Amir El-Farra.

Encompassing approximately 2.75 acres, the new three-story public safety facility will include a 103,000 square-foot building and a four-level parking structure. The existing police station will remain operational during the construction period with no interruption to services.

The redesigned Civic Center Park will encompass approximately 2.7 acres and include open green space, a memorial grove, a walking trail, and an event lawn.

“Edgemoor has valued our close collaboration with the City of Garden Grove to achieve this milestone on the project,” said Edgemoor Managing Director Brian Dugan. “Our team is excited to continue working with the City to deliver this transformative new facility that creates a safe and welcoming environment for both public safety personnel and the Garden Grove community.”

The agreement with Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate reflects an innovative public-private partnership (P3), which streamlines the development process.

For more information, visit www.ggcity.org/civic-center, or contact Grace Kim at (714) 741-5130 or gracel@ggcity.org, or Christine Tuomey Lewellyn at (301) 272-7411 or christine.lewellyn@edgemoor.com.


Centrally located in beautiful Orange County, California, Garden Grove is The OC’s fifth largest city, known for its vibrant diversity, deep hometown spirit, and dynamic vision for the future. Bordering the Disneyland Resort and its world-renowned attractions, the city’s Grove District – Anaheim Resort tourist center offers brand name hotels, restaurants, and the popular Great Wolf Lodge Southern California water park resort. The city is also home to the bustling Little Saigon and OC Koreatown commercial districts, and the center of the Archdiocese of Orange—the Christ Cathedral. About 20 minutes from Southern California’s most scenic beaches, Garden Grove offers convenient commuter access to Los Angeles and San Diego via the SR-22 Garden Grove Freeway. www.ggcity.org


Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate is a leader in the development, financing, leasing, operations, and activation of public buildings, infrastructure, and commercial real estate, with over $4.6 billion of work completed or under development, including the Long Beach Civic Center and Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse projects in Long Beach, California; the Howard County Circuit Courthouse project in Ellicott City, Maryland; and the University of California, San Francisco Sandler Neuroscience Center in San Francisco, California. Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate was honored as a Profiles in Diversity Journal Top 10 Innovation in Diversity for 2020 Award Winner and as P3 Bulletin’s 2019 Developer of the Year. www.edgemoor.com

Last Tuesday, the Garden Grove City Council approved the Project Agreement with Edgemoor for the Garden Grove Civic Center Revitalization project.
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