Harrah's development, called One Broadway Plaza, is slated for a currently vacant property at the corner of 10th Street and Broadway. Since first proposed in 2004, plans have called for the construction of a 37-story tower featuring approximately 518,000 square feet of offices.
Now, according to a pending staff report to the Santa Ana Planning Commission, Harrah intends to tweak the mix of uses within the project. Plans now call for the construction of 415 apartments - including studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings - within 19 floors of the building. The remaining floors would contain no less than 200,000 square feet of offices.
Plans also call for a freestanding nine-story parking structure which would contain 2,463 vehicle stalls and ground-floor restaurant space.
A rendering depicts a rectangular glass-and-steel building, designed by Carrier Johnson + Culture. Standing approximately 493 feet to its roof, One Broadway Plaza would easily eclipse the height of the current tallest buildings in Orange County - the twin 200 and 400 Spectrum Center towers in Irvine.
A staff report recommends that the City of Santa Ana should approve requested entitlements for the project.
Harrah, through his company Caribou Industries, has proposed several large mixed-use projects in the City of Santa Ana.
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