I'm surprised no other websites mentioned this new rumor. Perhaps there's nothing to it.
The Eastern Gateway has stalled. The rumor mill (at wdwmagic.com) suggests Disney is planning on submitting a new revised plan soon, but if they fail to win approval, they will delay until well after the next Anaheim City Council in November 2018 when there might be chance of a friendlier business oriented city council.
In the meantime, Disneytouristblog.com reports "A source recently indicated to me that work is underway on a plan (dubbed “Project Cleo”) to nearly double the size of the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure, with a new, adjacent structure taking over the existing Pinocchio surface lot."
"The parking trams would be rerouted so the security and tram loading would be on the ground level of the new structure, and new escalators would be added. All of this is interesting from a space-saving perspective, as it would allow the footprint of this new structure to be significantly-larger than it’d be if it occupied the Pinocchio lot alone. Above is a graphic illustrating how this would look."
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