Magnolia at the Park Residential Development

Project Address: 2525 North Main Street

Updated: November 12, 2019

 

Project Manager: Selena Kelaher, AICP - Associate PlannerAerial_2525Main.JPG
Phone: (714) 667-2740
E-mail: SKelaher@santa-ana.org

Project Manager: Vince Fregoso, AICP - Principal Planner
Phone: (714) 667-2713
E-mail: VFregoso@santa-ana.org

 

Project Description

October 2019: A revised project has been submitted. The revised plan proposes 256 units with 511 parking spaces (ratio of 2.0 parking spaces/unit and proposed shared parking ratio of 2.7 space/unit), a revised unit mix (74 Studios, 103 One bedrooms, 75 Two bedrooms, and 4 Three bedrooms), a reduction in building heights to a maximum of a 4-story residential building with tiered heights of 2-stories and 3-stories along the east elevation, a 5-level parking structure with the 6th-level containing the project amenity deck, and the project entry to be via a redesigned intersection at Main Street and Walkie Way/Santiago Park. A surface level parking lot will wrap the south and east property lines increasing the building setbacks. The east parking lot (104 spaces) will be utilized by the residential development and the south parking lot (180 spaces) will be utilized by the Discovery Cube and shared parking with the residential development when the lot is not in use.

 

June 2019: A revised project has been resubmitted into the development review process. The revised plan proposes 347 units with 642 parking spaces (ratio of 1.8 parking spaces/unit and proposed valet parking for 2.0 space/unit), a revised unit mix (62 Studios, 188 One bedrooms, 84 Two bedrooms, and 22 Three bedrooms), a reduction in building heights to a maximum of a 4-story residential building with tiered heights of 2-stories and 3-stories along the east elevation and 3-stories on portions along Edgewood Street, a 5-level parking structure with the 6th-level containing the project amenity deck, and the project entry to be via a redesigned intersection at Main Street and Walkie Way/Santiago Park.

 

July 2018: The project has been resubmitted into the development review process. The revised plan proposes 496 units and 908 parking spaces (ratio of 1.83 parking spaces/unit), a revised unit mix (73 Studios, 307 One bedrooms, 88 Two bedrooms and 28 Three bedrooms), and tiered building height from two to five-stories on the east side of the development.

 

March 2018: The project has been resubmitted into the development review process which consists of a review of the proposal by the various City agencies (Planning, Building, Public Works Agency, etc.). The revised plan proposes 496 units and 908 parking spaces (ratio of 1.83 parking spaces per unit), a revised unit mix (78 Studios, 271 One bedrooms, 119 Two bedrooms, and 28 Three bedrooms), the removal of the parking structure access from Edgewood Road, and modifications to the architectural style.

 

October 2017: The applicant, AC 2525 Main LLC, has submitted an application to construct a 517-unit apartment building at 2525 North Main Street (north-east corner of Main Street and Edgewood Road). The 5.9-acre site currently contains a two-story office building and paved parking lot which are proposed for demolition. The applicant is proposing to construct a five-story building apartment building with mezzanines wrapped around an eight-level parking structure containing 910 parking spaces. Courtyards, landscaping and various on-site amenities are also proposed. The project will require a general plan amendment, zone change, and environmental impact report.

 

Current Status

  • Planning Commission Public Hearing - October 28, 2019
    5:30 p.m. @ Council Chambers

  • City Council Public Hearing - November 19, 2019
    5:45 pm @ Council Chambers

 

Important Documents

Clarifications to the Final Environmental Impact Report (October 2019)
Clarifications to the Final Environmental Impact Report (July 11, 2019)
January 14, 2019 Planning Commission Staff Report
January 14, 2019 Planning Commission Exhibits
Final Environmental Impact Report (full document)
Revised Chapter 3.0 of the Final Environmental Impact Report
Notice of Extension for the DEIR (comment period extended to October 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.)
Notice of Availability
Draft Environmental Impact Report (full document)
Appendices part 1
Appendices part 2
Appendices part 3
Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
Initial Study (comments may be submitted from February 12, 2018 to March 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm)

Sunshine Ordinance Flyer (English & Spanish)
Sunshine Ordinance Community Meeting Report (prepared by the applicant)

 

Past Meetings

  • Planning Commission Public Hearing - August 12, 2019
    5:30 pm @ Council Chambers

  • Planning Commission Public Hearing - July 22, 2019
    5:30 pm @ Council Chambers

  • City Council Public Hearing - February 19, 2019
    5:45 pm @ Council Chambers

  • City Council Public Hearing - February 5, 2019
    5:45 pm @ Council Chambers

  • Planning Commission Public Hearing – January 14, 2019
    5:30 pm @ Council Chambers

  • Planning Commission Public Hearing/Study Session – November 26, 2018
    5:30 pm @ Council Chambers

  • Planning Commission Study Session & Draft EIR Public Hearing – Monday, August 27, 2018
    5:30 pm @ Council Chambers

  • Scoping Meeting – Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    First Congregational Church of Santa Ana
    2555 Santiago Street, Santa Ana 92706

  • Sunshine Ordinance Community Meeting – Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Discovery Cube Orange County
    2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705

 

*Notices for the Planning Commission and City Council public hearings will be mailed to all property owners and occupants within 500 feet of the project site.*

 

 

Site Plan

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Elevations

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Main Street View

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