The Commons

The Commons at Aliso Viejo Town Center is an established commercial center located west of Aliso Creek Road, between the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor (State Route 73) and Enterprise totaling 25 acres.


In 2022, City Council approved a Site Development Permit for façade modifications to the former Lowe’s building and adjacent suites, a Development Agreement between the City and the property owners, and a Specific Plan Amendment to allow for the sales and service of non-internal combustion engine vehicles.

Commons SDP 2022-00001 Rendering

                                      Rendering: AO Architects


Recent Tenant Improvement Applications 




Tesla Sales and Showroom 

26501 Aliso Creek Road 

Pending permit issuance 

99 Ranch Market 

26519 Aliso Creek Road 

Pending permit issuance 


Proposed Developments 


Case No. SDP-2022-00004/SPA-2023-00001/DA-2023-00001:  An Application for a Site Development Permit, Specific Plan Amendment and Development Agreement to construct a mixed-use development on a 4.4 acre site located at the southwest portion of the Commons parking lot. The project is comprised of 362 studio, one-, two- and three- bedroom dwelling units and 5,769 square feet of ground floor commercial space.  

AVB Rendering

                                  Rendering: TCA Architects 

Project Status: The project is currently under City staff review.  


Applicant: Mark Janda 

      AvalonBay Communities, Inc. 


Project Application

Architectural Plan Set

Applicant's Project Website


Questions or comments? Please contact Rose Rivera, Senior Planner at or (949) 425-2528.