Soco Walk | Fullerton, CA
Transit Oriented Townhomes & Lofts
46 2-3 Story On-Grade Townhomes
47 3 Story On-Grade Lofts
27 Live/Work Lofts
Colors & Materials
The Olson Company
2006 MAME SO CA FINALIST
Best Attached Project Over 15
2006 Cornerstone Concrete Excellence Award
Live/work neighborhood with internal pedestrian appeal and easy connectivity to surroundings that include Metrolink station, single-family homes, and school.
Planning that would transform a derelict infill parcel characterized by vacant buildings and random public parking, thus assisting the City’s pursuit of new urbanism solutions for a redevelopment program.
Solutions that also respect area history, as defined by an on-site icehouse circa 1920s and Spanish style depot structure dating from the same era.
Required by City, surface parking along the main street challenged identity and appeal for the new community; planning resolves parking concern with live/work units and commercial orientations here, and pedestrian connections through a paseo to transit, retail, and restaurants.
This approach also places live/work closer to surrounding mixed uses and industrial zone, with distinctive architectural aesthetics keyed to the icehouse, now serving as a chapel. Rooftop terraces and home offices promote urban village character. On site’s east side, townhomes complement adjacent single-family neighborhood, while offering contemporary plan function and upscale amenities.
Front door character enhances both residential elements and further strengthens the site plan’s commitment to the creation of a pedestrian-friendly and aesthetically appealing neighborhood.