Shovels at the groundbreaking | Images courtesy a representative of Brookfield Residential and Frontier Real Estate Investments

22-Acre Orange County MXD Breaks Ground

Carrie Rossenfeld Residential & Mixed Use

Brookfield Residential and Frontier Real Estate Investments have broken ground on Lantana @Beach and The Village @Beach, a joint mixed-use development at Beach Boulevard and Garden Grove Boulevard in Stanton, California, a representative of the developers reports. The project aims to transform and revitalize 10 acres of former retail uses into approximately 95,000 square feet of new shops and restaurants, along with 208 “attainable” for-sale residences, according to a released statement.

Both the residential space, Lantana @Beach, and the retail space, The Village @Beach, are expected to have their grand openings in fall 2019, according to the statement.

Officials from the City of Stanton and City of Garden Grove, including Stanton Mayor David J. Shawver and Garden Grove Major Steven Jones, attended the recent groundbreaking for the project, which straddles the boundaries of both cities, the statements says. Also present were representatives of the project’s development firms.

Newport Beach, California–based Frontier, a privately-held commercial real estate investment and development firm, is planning an overhaul of the prior retail center’s architecture, landscaping, and gathering spaces for the new retail space The Village @Beach, the statement says. While some deals are still pending, Frontier has announced that Planet Fitness, Chase Bank, In-N-Out Burger, and Raising Cane’s are confirmed tenants for The Village @Beach. In addition, two of the current tenants — SunCoast Hearing Aids and Repair and a dental office — will remain in place.

Dan Almquist, managing partner of Frontier, is quoted in the release as saying that both Stanton and Garden Grove have been under-served when it comes to retail and restaurants in the area. “Our goal in redeveloping The Village @Beach is to create a destination that encourages guests to visit frequently, discovering new aspects of the center each time,” Almquist is quoted as saying.

The release also says Costa Mesa, California–Brookfield Residential is developing the adjacent 12 acres of 208 homes in two new neighborhoods at Lantana @Beach and that the retail and residential components will have “cross-access for residents, creating a true ‘live, shop, dine’ environment.”

The new attached homes will range from approximately 730 square feet to 1,843 square feet and offer one to three bedrooms, the release says, adding that home designs by Robert Hidey Architects include “great space for everyday living and entertaining, including patios and decks,” according to the statement.

Motor courts, interior courtyards, and walkways will connect the residential areas with community amenities and with The Village @Beach’s shopping and restaurants, the release also says. The neighborhood will have a gated entry, a private pool with a restroom building and outdoor party and barbecue space, and a second area with tot lot, seating, and barbecues, according to the statement, which adds that prices for the residences are expected to range from the low $400,000s to $600,000s.

Frontier is planning an overhaul of the prior retail center’s architecture, landscaping, and gathering spaces for the new retail space The Village @Beach.

Another rendering of The Village @Beach