Architect AO says construction has started on Santa Ana multi-use development


Architect AO says that construction is underway on Warner Red Hill in Santa Ana. The 14.7-acre project is one of the largest mixed-use communities in Orange County, the architects said in a May 11 statement.

Greystar Real Estate Partners is developing the project near the edge of the Tustin Legacy development. The formerly industrial site conversion is scheduled to be completed in 2024.

“The design of Warner Red Hill celebrates Santa Ana’s industrial and cultural heritage with an inviting neighborhood and tech aesthetic,” AO managing partner RC Alley said in a statement.

“The project will offer a vibrant mix of residential and retail with a special community dining area that will encourage gathering for artists, musicians and foodies alike.”

The  mixed-use project will feature 80,000 sq. ft. of retail space accessible from the central public plaza and a neighborhood of five-story rental apartments. The 1,100 apartment units will range in size between 631 to 1,362 sq. ft.

The site includes a 20,000 sq. ft. market hall.

“With our established multifamily and commercial studios, AO was able to leverage synergies within to create an efficient solution for Greystar,” Alley said. “As modernization efforts continue to be developed throughout Santa Ana, we look forward to bringing our expertise to additional projects that serve a multitude of residents and communities.”

The project includes the demolition of three industrial buildings on the site and will be built in a phased approach. AO is partnering with MJS Landscape Architecture to develop the landscape and open spaces, and Parisi Portfolio to customize the interiors.


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