The Costa Mesa Fairgrounds Makeover

According to the Orange County Register:

Here are the estimated timeline and construction costs if the board decides to move forward with that plan:

  • Phase 1: Expand administration building (starting in 2020; $22.8 million)
  • Phase 2: Replace livestock barns, improve action sports arena and add horse paddocks (2022; $21.8 million)
  • Phase 3: Replace equestrian center with multi-purpose space, restrooms and showers and parking spaces (2024; $16.1 million)
  • Phase 4: New education center and Centennial Farm upgrades (2026; $20.6 million)
  • Phase 5: New perimeter fence, way-finding signage and PA system and other site improvements (2028; $9.4 million)
  • Phase 6: Relocate main entrance (2030; $50.8 million)
  • Phase 7: Parking structure –if needed – at Arlington Drive and Fairview Road and other projects (2031; $27.4 million)
Kaitlin Willhoit