Developer: Legacy Partners
Architect: TCA Architects
Location: Santa Ana, California
Foster City, California-based real estate firm Legacy Partners has started leasing at Bloom, a new five-story residential property developed on the site of a former church in Santa Ana, California.
The property is located on a 3.5-acre parcel in the South Coast Metro district, which includes portions of Santa Ana and neighboring Costa Mesa, near the South Coast Plaza shopping center and 55 and 405 freeways. The site also overlaps the Costa Mesa Arts District, with the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Orange County Museum of Art located nearby, among other artistic attractions.
Bloom’s development serves as an example of an under-utilized property redeveloped to serve the surrounding community, according to Tim Mustard, principal at Irvine, California-based TCA Architects and the building’s designer, in a press release shared with Multifamily Dive. The site is also one of very few in the Costa Mesa and Santa Ana limits that is zoned for denser residential development.
“Especially in places like Orange County where we are running out of land and there are unmet housing needs, Bloom is a great example of how we might consider developing other aged and under-utilized sites,” said Mustard. “Our intent was to provide vibrant residential, while revitalizing this neighborhood in Santa Ana. … Ultimately, we expect Bloom to energize the community with a variety of demographics by providing a choice in housing solutions that in turn creates a vibrant social fabric.”
The newly constructed building’s exterior is done in a California contemporary style, according to the release, with wrap-around parking, a mix of facade colors and styles and setbacks for apartment balconies.
Its 226 units include studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments ranging from 601 to 1,195 square feet. Units include quartz countertops, stainless steel Energy Star appliances and low-VOC cabinets and carpets.
Amenities include a fitness center, resort-style pool and spa, cabanas, a clubhouse, a barbecue area, outdoor fireplaces, a coworking space and a social lounge. Two lounge decks are also located across the rooftop.
“Our goal was to build open social spaces so residents can come together and connect with their neighbors,” said Tim O’Brien, senior managing director at Legacy Partners.