Santa Ana wins 2023 Sustainability Award for Legacy Square affordable apartments

Posted on May 2, 2023

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The City of Santa Ana is being honored with a 2023 Sustainability Award by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) for the Legacy Square apartments project.

Legacy Square is a new affordable, multifamily apartment community that offers 93 high-quality apartment homes – 30 one-bedrooms, 39 two-bedrooms, and 24 three-bedrooms. The transit-oriented development replaced two underutilized buildings owned by the Santa Ana Methodist Church in the downtown area.

Offsite improvements include almost $10 million in sustainable transportation improvements that boast bicycle lanes and pedestrian safety improvements for safer routes to school, urban greening components including a pocket park and street trees, and funding for programs to promote the use of local public transportation. The waitlist to apply to live at Legacy Square is closed.

City staff will accept the award this Thursday during SCAG’s 2023 Sustainability Awards ceremony in Palm Desert. Read more about the 2023 SCAG Sustainability Awards at

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