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Current Projects

1st and Cabrillo Towers

A 6-acre mixed-use project, which will contain 320 units within 3 buildings.  193 of the units will be housed within a 24-story tower, while the remaining units will be housed in 2 mid-rise buildings.  There will be approximately 15,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.

4th District Court of Appeal

The new 4th District Court of Appeal building, located at the northwest corner of Santa Ana Blvd. And Ross Street was completed in 2009. The new court building, clad in luminous natural stone, reinforces Santa Ana’s role as the seat of government for Orange County.

Bowers Museum Expansion

World-class exhibits such as the recent Terra Cotta Warriors show have set records for attendance and continue to distinguish the Bowers as the county’s largest and finest museum. The Dorothy and Donald Kennedy Wing has more than doubled the museum’s exhibit space and created a 300-seat auditorium, two 5,000-square foot galleries, and a central atrium designed to host special events for up to 500 guests.  For more information please visit:

Bristol Street Widening

A major street improvement expanding Bristol Street to 6 lanes has completed its first phase between McFadden and Edinger Avenues.  The City was recently successful in obtaining annual funding of approximately $24 million from OCTA to proceed with further widening.  Phase I will span McFadden to Pine, Phase II will span Pine to Civic Center, Phase III will span Civic Center to 17th Street, and Phase IV will span Warner Street to St. Andrew.

City Place

City Place is a chic, urban-flavored village of elegant townhomes, lofts and retail located at Main Street and Memory Lane, across from Westfield MainPlace and next to Santiago Park. In addition to three residential communities—The Lofts, The Courtyards and The Park —City Place provides an upscale retail experience with McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, Geisha House, Mother’s Market and more. The second phase of City Place continues to take Santa Ana’s residential development in new and exciting directions. City Place Sky Lofts, a 33-story residential tower designed by internationally-renowned architect Stephen Ehrlich, will provide 350 stylish new units. For more information please visit:

Corinthian College
Corinthian College will be occupying a four-story, 40,000 square foot office building at Santa Ana Blvd and Ross Street. The school will offer degrees in the technical field and specialty trades that will complement professional services found in the downtown.

Discovery Science Center

According to Parents magazine, the Discovery Science Center is 11th out of the 25 best science centers in the country. Nearly 500,000 people a year visit Orange County’s only Smithsonian Affiliate for interactive science experiences. Educational outreach programs reach an additional 130,000 students throughout Southern California. Expansion plans include 30,000 square feet of exhibit area, office and warehouse space, and a parking structure.

Homeplace Shopping Center

Homeplace Shopping Center is located west of Tustin Avenue on 17th Street, in close proximity to the 55 freeway. The center will feature an approximately 21,000-square-foot food court with patio space, which will accommodate the large professional and medical daytime population. Tenants will include Camille’s Sidewalk Café, Chipotle, L&L Hawaiian BBQ, Pasta Gina, Upper Crust Pizza and more.


One of Orange County's premier shopping malls, MainPlace features top department stores, dining and a comfortable shopping environment.  This 1.1 million square foot mall, purchased by Westfield, will be undergoing another major expansion and renovation to capitalize on the mall's excellent location at the intersection of the 5, 22, and 55 freeways.  Major retailer, J.C. Penney's recently opened in a fully renovated 145,000 square foot building that had been vacated due to the Federated Department Stores acquisition of May Department Stores.  New tenants also include Chico's, Coldwater Creek & El Torito Restaurant.  For more information please visit:

Olson Lofts

Through a public/private partnership, the Santa Ana Redevelopment Agency and The Olson Company constructed 70 award-winning live/work lofts in the heart of Santa Ana's Artists Village,  These "for-sale" condominium lofts quickly sold out because of their desirable design characterized by high ceilings, exposed structural elements, and hardwood floors.  The lofts were constructed in two phases and included the East Village and the Main Street Lofts, each with different architecture and floor plans - as a result of a design competition.  The lofts range in size from 1,400 square feet to 2,700 square feet.  The Agency is currently reviewing Olson Company's plans for the final phase - Sycamore Street Lofts.

One Broadway Plaza

Santa Ana isn’t just developing cutting-edge residential and mixed-use projects.  When constructed, One Broadway Plaza will be Orange County’s tallest building.  At 37 stories, this “Class A” office tower, developed by Caribou Industries, will provide a prestige headquarters for a major corporate tenant. 

Promenade Pointe

Promenade Pointe infuses the MacArthur Place area with “luxury high-rise condominiums” , adding synergy in this vibrant mecca.  Located in the hip and happening MacArthur gateway, Promenade Pointe is mere minutes from the South Coast Arts, Entertainment and Shopping mecca of Orange County.  When complete, this project will include 2 residential towers, an 8 story loft building and an 18 story high-rise tower, with a combined total of 278 condominium units.  The 18-story tower will offer 13 ultra-livable residence design, with gracious living area and elevated expansive balconies.  The lofts will be offered in 8 unique layouts ranging from 1,300 to more than 2,000 square feet in size.

The Retreat

A project of luxury single-family homes that is being developed by Shea Homes.  As the newest neighbor of Floral Park area, The Retreat carries on the refined architectural traditions that distinguish Floral Park's timeless homes.  Intricately detailed Spanish, Monterey, Cottage, Craftsman, Tudor and French County styling introduces three impressive two- and three-story homes with expansive living areas.  These fabulous Santa Ana new homes include three to six bedrooms and three and one-half to four and one-half baths plus a two and three-car garage.  Houses range from approximately 3,100 to 4,400 square feet in size, with a minimum lot size of 6,000 square feet.  For more information, please visit:

Santa Ana Auto Mall

The Community Redevelopment Agency embarked on this business retention and expansion effort several years ago to generate new jobs and revenues for the community.  There are currently 8 new car dealer ships in the mall generating close to $4 million in annual sales tax revenue for the General Fund.  Crevier BMW new edition consists of over 170,000 square feet of service, sales and office space and a six tier parking structure. Honda's expansion is in the planning stages.  Recent renovations to the auto mall's interior including new signage and landscaping.  In addition to enhancing the viability of these dealerships, it is anticipated that the increase in the volume of automobile sales resulting from this project will generate an additional $750,000 in annual sales tax revenue for the general fund.

Santa Ana Residential Village

An 8-acre mixed-use project housing 423 residential units with 3 to 8 story live/work townhomes and flats.  It will also be the home to 150 condominium units within a 24-story high-rise tower.  Units will range from 700 to 2,000 square feet.  Among the housing there will be 8,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.

Santiago Street Lofts

Our concepts of housing are continually changing and the Santiago Street Lofts epitomize this shift in the way we view the places we choose to live.  Located across the street from the historic Santa Ana Train Depot, this award-winning project consists of 108 loft-style units that allow the residents to both live and work in the same place.  Constructed by Lennar Homes through a public/private partnership with the Santa Ana Redevelopment Agency, this for-sale project incorporates unique architectural design and artwork that connects it to its historic industrial and transportation environment.  These trendy units range in size from 1554-1869 sq. ft.

SKYLINE at MacArthur Place

Skyline at MacArthur Place, recently completed by the Nexus Companies, is composed of two gleaming 25-story towers housing lavish condominiums overlooking a 2.5-acre lake. Less than one mile from John Wayne Airport, South Coast Plaza and the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Skyline at MacArthur is the most upscale urban alternative for couples and professionals seeking a contemporary lifestyle.