The proposed project involves a mixed-use development consisting of 189 workforce housing units, 1,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space, a 1,500-square foot (sf) leasing office, and a two-level semi-subterranean parking structure, to be developed on a vacant city-owned site that once served as the site for the historic Placentia Orange Grower’s Association packing house, which was later demolished in 2014. The site is approximately 2.13 gross acres (92,818 sf) and bound by BNSF railway tracks to the north, W. Crowther Avenue to the south, a city parking lot and pedestrian bridge to the east, and S. Melrose Street to the west.
189 workforce housing units will be comprised of a mixture of one-bedroom (135 quantity) and two-bedroom (54 quantity) units that are designed into 13 different plan types. The unit sizes will measure between 572 sf and 840 sf., with the “A” plan types containing one bedroom and one bathroom and the “B” plan types with two bedrooms and one bath. The total net square footage of the residential building is estimated to be 168,171 sf, which excludes shaft stairs and the parking garage. The ground floor of the building will contain 1,500 sf retail area and 1,500 sf leasing office that will both front onto Crowther Avenue. The proposed residential units will be offered as rentals.
The project is currently located within the Transit Oriented Development Packing House District (TOD). The project will be required to comply with the development standards and use requirements set forth in the Placentia Municipal Code (PMC) Chapter 23.111 for projects located within the TOD Zoning District.
Please contact the Planning Division if you have any questions at (714) 993-8124.