Costa Mesa City Council Approves Massive 1,057 Unit Mixed-Use Development
Last night, the Costa Mesa City Council approved a massive mixed-use redevelopment proposal called One Metro West.
The applicant, Rose Equities, will redevelop the existing 15.23-acre project site from an industrial use to a mixed-use development with residential, retail, commercial and open space uses.
The project located at 1683 Sunflower Avenue is currently occupied by office, warehouse, and manufacturing uses, which would be demolition to make way for the new development.
The residential component of the project would include up to 1,057 multi-family units with 106 designated as affordable housing units and located within three separate buildings – Buildings A, B, and C. The residential buildings are proposed at six and seven stories with the maximum building height at 98. Parking structures would be provided in each of the residential buildings with a total of 1,914 parking spaces. The proposed 6,000 SF specialty retail uses would be located on the ground floor within Building C and the proposed creative office uses would occupy a standalone three-story, 25,000-square-foot building with a maximum building height of 52 feet.
The proposed residential unit mix includes studio, one, two and three-bedroom units in nine different floor plan layouts. The units range in size from 618 square feet to 1,526 square feet.
The One Metro West project would also include a 1.5-acre urban open space area with seating and resting areas as well as landscaping, art pieces, and shade structures. A 1,500-square-foot community room accessible from the open space and integrated within Building B would also be available for public and private events.
The residential buildings are designed so that each building has its own distinct feature. Building A is proposed to feature a large public art display facing the I-405 Freeway, Building B includes units with front stoops facing Sunflower Avenue and Building C is designed with a rooftop terrace with private recreational amenities. Overall, the designs of the buildings incorporate several architectural elements that would visually enhance the buildings and avoid long, unbroken building façades.
Although approved by the Costa Mesa City Council, the project will be subject to final approval by the voters pursuant to Measure Y at either the next regularly scheduled election or a special election funded by the applicant.