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new civic core area design

Mission Viejo has rolled out a new community communication campaign – “COME PLAY IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD” – to connect the community to exciting information, events, and current and future details about the heart of Mission Viejo. 

This campaign features the updated Envisionmv.com website, which boasts all imagery and studies that have been produced and will be created for the Core Area Vision Plan. These plans and studies continue to support and reinforce a more connected Mission Viejo.  

Envisionmv.com showcases the Core Area Vision Project video “LOS OSOS” that features the concept for this critical central gathering place at the former Stein Mart property. The video highlights the North Paseo, Entertainment Plaza, Urban Alley, North Paseo Bridge and Plaza, Lower Entertainment Plaza, Marguerite Parkway Overlook and Special Event Glass Barn.  

The website includes an updated Civic Core tab for the proposed design that provides community members with detailed information about the vision plan. This section of the website also features a proposed schedule highlighting the many planned opportunities the public can access and provide input. 

A “Resource” tab features past studies and will include all future studies. Check back often as this section is updated. The EnvisionMV “Button” has also been added to the MV Life App to improve access to all the amazing things happening along the Oso Creek and in the North Paseo. 

The realization of the Vision Plan is a long-term process and plan to implement the desires of the community. The central theme continues to be connectivity to the more than 200 acres of open space located in the heart of Mission Viejo.  


Submitted by Heather Armes on Thu, 04/20/2023 - 10:35 pm


Our fingers are crossed that this can become a reality...hope it's not full of more fast food places. :-( Fine or casual healthy niche dining places, and micro-brewery, like cool places found in most other cities (Orange, Costa Mesa, Carlsbad...to name just a few). It would be so wonderful! Thank you to those making the effort to update MV!

Submitted by City Staff on Fri, 04/21/2023 - 1:39 pm


Thank you for your comment on the News page and interest in the “COME PLAY IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD” campaign. The City of Mission Viejo has plans to present the concept to the Planning and Transportation Commission and the Community Services Commission and the City Council throughout the next six months to gain approval so the first phase of the project can proceed, and this timetable is available through the following link:


Submitted by Arezou Raissi on Tue, 04/25/2023 - 12:52 am


My family and friends are eagerly waiting to see thIs finished project. I second the previous comment from Ms Eileen Roth, in that I hope the city targets vendors/service providers who are more full service and stay away from any additional fast food options for this area. Also, the growing adult population in our community is craving gathering places (with benches/seating) where they can come together beyond daytime hours. Currently this clientele is drawn to Aliso Viejo, Ladera Ranch, RSM or as far as Irvine. You only have to scroll through the Mission Viejo Connection page on Facebook to see the comments. I look forward to enjoying many of the establishments in Los Osos that provide dining and shopping hours past 10pm, especially during weekends. Thank you for your consideration.

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