Entries by Jeff Gibson

A Plan Drawn From The Best Of Costa Mesa

 8,000 professional, creative jobs are approved and headed for Costa Mesa primarily north of the 405 and that’s great news for Costa Mesa’s economy, and for its creative and cultural future as the City of the Arts. While the neighborhood north of the 405 draw young innovators to work at places like Vans and The […]

Upgrading Our Future

Vans, SoCo, and the Press which is being developed right now are all updates and upgrades from previously underutilized, often industrial land. Today, just these three projects will account for more than 3,500 approved professional and creative jobs. Right next door to all of this, One Metro West will transform a 16-acre underutilized, five decade […]

Neighborhood Designed With Walking In Mind!

Many residential proposals promoted as pedestrian friendly suffer from a common flaw: they’re not located within walking distance of, well, much of anything.  Certainly not within a pleasant stroll or bike ride of the restaurants, retail, recreation and other amenities residents seek out and prize. One Metro West changed all that by being  the next […]


The neighborhood north of the 405 is a magnet for jobs that draw young creative types to places like Vans, Hive and SoCo. One of the world’s most dynamic hubs in the $54 billion active lifestyle industry, even more expansion is already approved with 500 new jobs for the Vans Headquarters and The Press, a […]

Creating Costa Mesa’s Newest Neighborhood

One Metro West’s next door neighbor is SoCo, one of the most dynamic culinary, design, and retail destinations in Orange County with some 70 carefully curated restaurants, shops, and showrooms. The area around SOCO has jobs and all the amenities that make for a vibrant, walkable and bikeable community except places to live. Too many […]