A rare adaptive reuse project could be coming to the heart of Orange County.

On January 22, the Santa Ana Planning Commission approved East End Realty Partners LP's propsoal to construct 24 residential units on the second floor of the 4th Street Market, which is located in a modest commercial building at 201 East 4th Street.  The proposal calls for all studio apartments - ranging between 473 and 820 square feet in size -in addition to amenities such as a community room and bike storage.  No on-site parking is planned.

As part of the project, the exterior of the the two-story structure would significant alterations to its facade.

A timeline for the development has not been announced.

Image via City of Santa Ana
Image via City of Santa Ana

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Senior Affordable Housing Coming to Santa Monica

Three-story development planned on 14th Street.

The Community Corporation of Santa Monica is pursuing the development of a new senior affordable housing complex just south of the 10 Freeway.

The proposed three-story edifice, slated for a 15,000-square-foot site at 1820 14th Street, would replace a series of smaller commercial buildings with 39 apartments reserved for low-income seniors.  Plans also call for a ground-floor community room, a laundry facility, a library, and one level of underground p