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 door neighbor to the innovative SoCo district and its 70 carefully curated restaurants, shops, and showrooms.
In addition to that, One Metro West will also have 6,000 square feet of retail designed to primarily serve the residents. A small boutique grocery store or bodega, a dry cleaners and other service businesses will be located on the ground floor facing Sunflower Avenue.
With jobs, shopping, and recreation nearby, One Metro West will draw residents who want to leave their cars behind a few times a day, improving the quality of life for Costa Mesans who live nearby, and across the city.
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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 $200 million creative office campus for some 3,300 employees.
Costa Mesa workers are increasingly prioritizing the convenience of housing and amenities within cohesive communities. By adding housing next door to SoCo and close to jobs, One Metro West will be a walkable and sustainable neighborhood that will help creative entrepreneurs live and work in Costa Mesa while protecting traditional neighborhoods.
These professionals are just as happy competing globally as they are tired of competing against commute times on the 405. They want a real neighborhood where work and play are less than 20 minutes away.
One Metro West will turn the job center north of the 405 into a community neighborhood that minimizes impacts on nearby traditional neighborhoods while providing homes, shopping, and restaurants for the thousands of jobs coming to Costa Mesa.