By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Writer
Garden Grove, Calif.—A rental community featuring both townhomes and apartments is being developed on a 1.1-acre parcel in southern Garden Grove, a city in the heart of Southern California’s Orange County.
The development, situated just a few miles away from Disneyland and Knott‘s Berry Farm at Hope St. and Westminster Ave. in Garden Grove, broke ground in March, and its completion is slated for February of next year.
This is the second multifamily development for Brandywine Homes, a 19-year-old Irvine-based developer of single-family infill projects designed to blend with the architectural flavor of their neighborhoods.
Brandywine Homes has built or developed almost 1,200 homes in three dozen small- and mid-sized infill communities, helping reinvigorate some of the best-established Southern California neighborhoods. This development is expected to address the vexing need for affordable housing in central Orange County.
Brandywine continues to be best known for its development work in the single-family home market, but is fulfilling a long-time internal commitment to diversify.
“We’re bullish on housing in general right now, both rental communities and for-sale housing,” says Dave Barisic, Brandywine’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Orange County continues to see healthy job growth, and it’s a place people want to live. Expanding into the multifamily rental market is something we have been interested in for many years. It allows us to serve a population that we believe has been underserved in our core market area.”
When completed, the community will offer renters a choice of 12 one-bedroom, 16 two-bedroom and six three-bedroom townhomes and apartments, in a range extending from 771 to 1,226 square feet. Granite countertops and upgraded appliances are among the upscale features highlighting the amenity package.
In addition to being close to legendary family attractions, the development will also provide residents easy access to the 22 Freeway, Little Saigon and Westminster Ave. shopping centers and dining. Families moving into the new units will be able to send their children to Garden Groves’ acclaimed schools,
Designed by LSA Architecture, the Hope St. project is the second Brandywine has begun this year in Garden Grove, following the January groundbreaking of a 25-unit project near Dale St. and Stanford Ave. on .887 acres. In addition, the builder has two more multifamily developments in the pipeline.