Economic Development

Economic development is the dynamic process of attracting private investment to keep the community vibrant. It means making Westminster a place you love to live, or at least visit, and involves a wide range of activities that span all City departments in one form or another. Some current examples of economic development efforts include:

  • Creation of the Westminster Mall Specific Plan to help reinvigorate the site and attract new stores and patrons;
  • Shepherding the Bolsa Row development through the permit process to facilitate a high quality hotel, event space, new housing, and retail;
  • Development of affordable housing that provides safe and reasonably priced housing for families and individuals, who then in turn are able to participate in the local economy;
  • Creation of the City's first Parks Master Plan to attract and retain residents with these critical community assets;
  • Retention and attraction of retailers through direct outreach and indirect networking;
  • Social media and other transparency measures to inform and engage the community; and
  • New landscaping, signage, and utility undergrounding along major corridors to attract private investment and encourage businesses to locate in these areas.

Please contact Alexa Smittle at with questions or comments.