Delays Ahead for Orange County's Ambitious Park

Nearly five years and $200 million in, contruction has barely begun on the Great Park of Orange County, planned to be as ambitious as New York's Central Park.
May 19, 2010, 11am PDT | Tim Halbur
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More than $100 million went to pay for developing plans and running a public process.

Sean Emery writes, "Great Park Chairman Larry Agran acknowledged this week that the project's construction phase is running several years behind expectations, but denied that the project as a whole has suffered.

"I don't know where the idea materialized out there that somehow we would have the great metropolitan park developed full scale within a matter of a few years," Agran said. "Nobody ever promised that, and certainly I believe we have been quite clear that you build out a park of this magnitude in typically a 15- or 20-year process.""

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Published on Monday, May 17, 2010 in The Orange County Register
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