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 Opens Near Orange County's Great Park

The two-building development features 157 apartments.

Developers Related California and FivePoint have opened a new affordable housing complex near Irvine's Great Park.  The project, called Luxaira, features 157 residential units catering to low-income seniors.  It is the second senior affordable development to be built in the Great Park neighborhoods by Related, FivePoint, and collaborator RCC Charitage.  To date, more than 500 affordable housing units have been built around the park in four separate projects.