January 2015

Found 4 blog entries for January 2015.

Construction is under way and the Roost is starting to move along.  Located at 601 E Santa Ana Blvd off Minter, it's a much needed bridge between the Santa Ana Artist Village and the Santiago Street Lofts and Train Depot.  It's small, just a few rental units and possibly a restaurant space, and somewhat isolated between the trendy downtown, where many out of areas flock to, but generally don't venture very far from the Artist Village area.

It's a great looking project and should be an excellent demonstration of re-use for the area.  They're looking for tenants now so if you're interested, jump on it!

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An even more dilapidated fence and more unrulely shrubs occupy what was once suppose to be a big, bright shinny luxury residential building (see previous blog post).  The recently proposed "301 Development" has still not made any movement on the ground, but here's a pretty new rendering to enjoy.

Most residents at City Place are unhappy that they'll end up with a 5 story, 182 unit luxury apartment building next to them instead of another individually owned condo complex, but I think it beats the eye sore of an unlept lot and large parking structure to the North along Lawson.  It's very possible that the apartment management company may do a better job than an HOA management company could do so at least current City Place residents can rest assured

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The Depot at Santiago, a controversial new development adjacent to the Santiago Street Lofts, is a 70 unit affordable housing rental property with approximately 8,000 Sq' set aside for some very, very much needed retail.

The popular, and affordable, Santiago Street Lofts are about 8 blocks Northeast of Downtown Santa Ana and the Santa Ana Artist Village and there's little to no retail nearby the project.  When the Santiago Street Lofts were originally developed buyers were sold on a grand plan, named the Station District, to completely revamp the surrounding area and especially along E Santa Ana Blvd, which would connect Santa Ana's Train Depot with Downtown Santa Ana.


For some time the lot has been a mix of different

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933 E Santa Ana Blvd just chopped it's price from $451,000 to $415,000 after 68 days on the market.  This is a bank owned property and does come with some work that many buyers will want to immediately address.  It's now priced well and should attract a serious offer soon.


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