Related California | Griffin Realty Corporation, master developer, received the “green light” from the Santa Ana City Council to advance the Station District project, a 94‐acre master planned development anchored by the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center and various parcels the city acquired over the past 10 years along the Santa Ana Boulevard corridor. The corridor is an essential link between the I‐5 freeway and Downtown, which will additionally serve as a major transportation link for the planned Go Local street car system.
With a unanimous vote, Council approved zoning changes that pave the way for new homes, stores and restaurants between the city's train station and its downtown Civic Center. The first phase calls for development of Redevelopment Agency‐owned vacant land near the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center.
“By approving the Station District project and Transit Zoning Code, we are embracing our role as the only true urban center in Orange County and casting a vision for what the future of Santa Ana will look like,” said Councilman David Benavides. "Over the next two decades this project will serve as a model of urban revitalization and smart planning."
As part of the agreement, the City of Santa Ana will sell its parcels to the master developer, Related California | Griffin Realty Corporation, who will build 112 apartments, priced for low and very low‐income people. This includes 32 homes for sale, six of which will be affordable housing. City officials also agreed to fund numerous programs to assist area residents including the commitment to pursue the development of a 1.5 acre park and community center.
This project provides a great opportunity to enhance the quality of life for the present and future residents of Santa Ana.