SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA
Terraces at Santiago is an affordable, urban infill apartment community developed in Santa Ana, CA. Terraces at Santiago is the first apartment community to be built under the City of Santa Ana’s new Station District Transit Zoning Code, and its 36 apartments are affordable to families who earn between 30 percent and 50 percent of the area median income (AMI). Featuring Spanish/Santa Barbara architectural influences and has received LEED Gold certification, Terraces at Santiago was developed on a one-acre site near the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center (SARTC), a major hub of public transit within Orange County. With the community’s affordable rents, lower income residents can live closer to where they work, thus decreasing the need to commute by private vehicle. The property is located in a mixed zoning area, with industrial users sharing property lines with the project to the North and the East.
Terraces at Santiago consists of a mix of Two and three-bedroom units and one five-bedroom unit and is built over subterranean parking. In addition, the property features gated pedestrian and auto access, a tot lot, onsite laundry facilities, community room, leasing office, shaded courtyards, and raised planter beds. The community was designed with a focus on reducing energy and water usage, controlling waste management, and reducing operating and maintenance expenses. Terraces aims to reduce energy usage by exceeding California’s energy efficiency regulation, Title 24 by at least 15 percent, incorporating high efficacy lighting, Energy Star appliances, and a photovoltaic system to offset common area electricity usage. Water usage is conserved by the use of low flow fixtures and toilets, a high efficacy irrigation system, and storm water is aggressively managed with onsite filtration.
Terraces at Santiago was recently honored with a prominent Gold Nugget Award for Best Residential Project of the Year presented annually at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference and has also been singled out for top design awards by MultiFamily Executive magazine and the Greater Sales & Marketing Council of Southern California.