Tustin Legacy | Tustin, CA
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Part of an 18-year old Specific Plan that stood dormant through housing’s recession, this plan re-ignites a high profile segment of historic Tustin Fields. Revitalizing 2 major parcels with 4 product lines, it won a City-sponsored bid for highest/best use.
Fresh concepts reconfigure City’s preliminary plan for a one-way road to an oblong park. A new, two-way entry leads directly to this public amenity, which is expanded and features private recreational facilities for homeowners.
Most homes benefit from direct adjacencies or views to the park, or to the connecting linear bio-swale.
Traversing the site and linked to project wide-walking trail, the bio-swale softens density and supports City commitment to pedestrian connectivity. Small retailers, dining, theaters, and food markets are walking distance; major shopping and airport are within minutes by car.
Rear-loaded homes integrate with garage-forward lines, enhancing streetscape vitality. Widely varied footprints, plan sizes and designs for 4 new home lines address equally varied buyer demographics, and generate open, friendly and interactive architecture.
Particular thought to courtyards, patios, traditional yards and deeper setbacks of edge conditions further enlivens the plan and promotes an inward orientation that strengthens neighborhood identity.