Huntington Beach History Timeline Portrayed in Peninsula Marketplace Sculptures



Huntington Beach -- Peninsula Market is a new addition to the Huntington Seacliff scene.  Situated on the southwest corner of Garfield and Golden West Streets, many cannot help but ponder the eye catching sculptures popping up from this wall pictured above.  What are the intriguing designs? 

Close examination reveals four sculptures representing historical influences shown through humans in settings. Artist Scott Donahue created these fabulous sculptures in 2000. 




Bolsa Chica    Circa 3209 BCE

Huntington Beach  Circa 1876

Huntington Beach  Circa 1923

Huntington Beach  Circa 2001


The upscale strip mall (in the shape of a corner lot), includes a Ralph's store, Carl's Junior, Rubio's Baja Grill, Real Estate office and additional retail and service shops.  Behind the center is a new gated housing tract and across across the street is the new Seacliff Elementary School and the new Orchard Supply and Seacliff Shopping Center which includes McDonald's with a children's play land, Del Taco and an Albertson's with a Starbuck's Coffee kiosk.

From the builder archives:

In 1997, Huntington Seacliff's PLC developments and neighborhoods set a standard with their #1 ranked new-home sales. A 429-acre premier beach-close location combined with golf-course proximity, impressive land planning and memorable gated entryways distinguish Huntington Seacliff as one of the most successful master-planned communities in California development.

Several major street widening projects, significant parkland dedications and improvements, wetlands/riparian restoration, the construction of a 9-million-gallon water reservoir and pump station, a new fire station, a police communications facility and a new elementary school were some of the public improvements resulting from this PLC development. The Peninsula Marketplace, completed in 2000, is anchored by a Ralphs market.

Property value assessed valuations for the 1998-1999 period totaled over $603 million, a 165% increase over the 1997-1998 valuation of $207 million.

Total property taxes collected from Huntington Seacliff were nearly $2.4 million per annum, which benefit local schools and citywide services.

Yet, as with all PLC Land Company developments, Huntington Seacliff’s  community and the City of Huntington Beach at large experienced $75 million in public improvements through Huntington Seacliff’s roughly 1,800 new homes.




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