Retail Design Collaborative

Five Lagunas

Five Lagunas

Location: Laguna Hills, CA
Client: Merlone Geier
Type: Retail Center
Size: 870,000 SF

Vibrant Outdoor Plaza

Five Lagunas is a major redevelopment of an existing 870,000 sf shopping mall in South Orange County California. The design intent for this project was set out to create an urban village where residents could live and guests could shop, dine and play.

The new area will become a vibrant outdoor plaza activated by new sit-down restaurant tenants and outside seating. Five Lagunas will feature a 14-screen luxury movie theater, chef-driven restaurants, a one-acre park and a six-story parking garage for shopper convenience. The façade of the remaining mall will be opened up to provide an outdoor facing presence, providing a new pedestrian connectivity experience to the city hall and adjacent new development to the south.

Five Lagunas is projected to become one of the first “downtown experiences” for the city of Laguna Hills.