CityView Unveils Mural at OC Development

Located at the upcoming Baker Block apartment community, the mural, by artist and OBEY Clothing Founder Shepard Fairey, covers 8,000 square feet and is the largest of its kind in Orange County. The 240-unit community is scheduled for completion in November.

By IvyLee Rosario

CityView, in partnership with Red Oak Investments, unveiled a Shepard Fairey mural on the west- and south-facing walls of its Baker Block development in Costa Mesa, Calif. Dubbed “Welcome Home,” the mural covers 8,000 square feet and is the largest of its kind in Orange County. The company tapped the street artist, graphic designer and founder of OBEY Clothing to create the design in April and finalized the concept in July. 

The design, which measures 136 feet long by 55 feet high, features several different visual elements and themes such as surf culture, floral patterns, mandalas, water, geometric lines and shapes, nature, wings and a female figure. 

Welcome Home mural

“Welcome Home” mural

“We are very excited about the Baker Block project and feel that it perfectly captures Costa Mesa’s eclectic culture and independent active spirit,” Sean Burton, CEO of CityView, told Multi-Housing News. “This ethos is then brought to life in the one-of-a-kind Shepard Fairey mural that faces the 55 freeway. Most importantly, however, the project helps alleviate the lack of housing in the area brought on by a strong local economy and gives residents easy access to jobs, transportation and countless entertainment, dining and shopping options.” 

A Look Inside Baker Block 

Located at 125 East Baker St., Baker Block will feature 240 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units, plus lofts, ranging from 591 to 1,574 square feet. Interior features include stainless steel appliances, french door refrigerators, quartz slab countertops, porcelain backsplash, brushed chrome Moen faucets, ENERGY STAR washers and dryers, oversized soaking tubs, wood plank-style flooring, walk-in closets, energy efficient windows, USB charging outlets, private balcony/patios and key fob access.

Residents have access to amenities such as:

  • climate-controlled storage
  • an outdoor dog park
  • a pet spa with washing and drying station
  • an outdoor kitchen with barbecue grills
  • a fireplace and water feature
  • a fifth-floor sky lounge
  • bike storage and maintenance 
  • outdoor lounge/entertainment areas
  • televisions and game tables
  • a two-story fitness center
  • a yoga and spin room
  • a clubroom with full kitchen and wet bar
  •  hot tub area with cabanas
  • a swimming pool
  • three co-working and meeting spaces
  • free Wi-Fi
  • charging stations
  • a grab-and-go coffee bar
  • an Uber/Lyft waiting area 
  • a six-story parking structure

The community is located less than a mile from music venues, a local dining scene and popular shopping destinations. Baker Block is scheduled for completion in November. CityView, in partnership with Greystar, is also developing Elan Menlo Park, a 146-unit luxury community in Menlo Park, Calif., designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning. 

Image courtesy of CityView

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