SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA
Terraces at Santiago is the first new apartment building to be developed within the City of Santa Ana’s new Station District Transit Zoning Code. The award-winning design of the 36-unit, urban infill multifamily building was a collaboration between the city’s planning and housing staffs, Orange Housing Development Corporation, C&C Development, and Bassenian Lagoni Architects.
A transit-oriented development, Terraces at Santiago is in a mixed zoning area with industrial users sharing property lines with the project to the north and the east. Appropriate site design and features were incorporated into the project to minimize the impact of the industrial users on the community and its residents. As part of the entitlement process, Orange Housing and C&C held community meetings with the local neighborhood associations to receive input and incorporated the suggestions of the multiple stakeholders into the design of the building.
The building consists of a mix of two-, three-, and five-bedroom apartments. In keeping with surrounding neighborhoods, the property was designed with Spanish/Santa Barbara architectural influences. The apartment units feature separate dining rooms, large kitchens, central air, and are furnished with energy efficient stoves and refrigerators.
Terrace’s 36 apartments are situated over a subterranean parking facility. In addition, the property features gated pedestrian and auto access, tot lot, onsite laundry facilities, community room, leasing office, shaded courtyards, and raised planter beds. Exterior detailing accents include wrought iron, decorative gables, wall sconces, decorative arches, decorative wood rafter rails, decorative painted wood shutters, and recessed stucco elements with wrought iron lattice. The building is LEED Gold Certified.
Awards: 2013 Gold Nugget for Best Residential Project of the Year, 2013 Gold Nugget Award of Merit – Best Affordable Project, 2013 Gold Nugget Award – Best Infill, Redevelopment or Rehab Site Plan, 2014 Orange County Affordable Housing Award, 2014 Professional Builders Association Platinum Award in Multi-Housing, 2014 NAHB Award in Best Work Force Housing.