First American Title Co. Site (Downtown)

Project Address: 114 E Fifth Street

Updated: May 7, 2020


Project Manager: Ali Pezeshkpour, AICP - Senior Planner Aerial_114Fifth.JPG
Phone: (714) 647-5882


Project Description

The applicant proposes to construct a new commercial/residential mixed-use development consisting of 12,350 square feet of commercial space and 220 residential units (of which 5 percent of the units are proposed for very-low income households), with 332 onsite parking spaces, on two parcels at 114 E. Fifth Street (Parcel 1) and 117 & 119 E. Fifth Street (Parcel 2). Parcel 1 will contain up to 196 units, and Parcel 2 will contain 24 units. As part of the project, the applicant will preserve approximately 50 feet of historical facades (Fifth and Main streets) of the existing Orange County Title Company building at 114 E. Fifth Street, and will incorporate the facades into the new mixed-use building. Approval/adoption of an EIR addendum, Site Plan Review, and Density Bonus Agreement are required. 


Current Status

Planning Commission recommended approval of the project to City Council on October 28, 2019. The City Council approved the project on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The project is now fully entitled and is in Building Division plan check. Exploratory work on the condition of the historical Orange County Title Company building began March 16 and concluded March 17. 


Important Documents

Sunshine Ordinance Community Meeting Flyer (English and Spanish)
Mailing List
Sunshine Ordinance Community Meeting Packet (Including Affidavit, Sign-in Sheet, PowerPoint presentation, and Questions/Answers)


Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Addendum
Environmental Impact Report Technical Appendices 

October 2019 Updates:

Updated EIR Addendum

Updated EIR Addendum Technical Appendices

Facade Preservation Alternatives - Elevations and Renderings 


Important Meetings

  • Planning Commission - Monday, October 28, 2019
    5:30 pm @ Council Chambers
  • City Council meeting - Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    5:45 pm @ Council Chambers
  • City Council meeting - Tuesday, December 3, 2019
    5:45 pm @ Council Chambers


Past Meetings

  • Sunshine Ordinance Community Meeting - Monday, June 18, 2018, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm


Site Plan




Bird's Eye/ Fourth and Bush Streets View




Fourth and Main Streets View




Bush and Fifth Streets View