For decades, Anaheim’s industrial complex called Anaheim Canyon – 2,500 acres northeast of the 91 and 57 Freeways – was anchored by the huge Rockwell Corporation aerospace complex and by manufacturing companies which supplied Rockwell.
But with Rockwell’s acquisition by Boeing and the subsequent closing of the Anaheim facility and sale of the land, the city is re-envisioning what it calls the Anaheim Canyon Business District through a year-long program aimed at sprucing up the industrial area and attracting new businesses.
One-third of the city’s workforce is located in the area for which the city is developing a specific plan scheduled for completion by early 2013. The plan will create a vision for the district with a unified theme including restaurants, sidewalks and bicycle paths. Anaheim hopes to “make the area business friendly” and to give the Anaheim Canyon Business District a strong identity.