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Mixed-use development will act as a gateway to Orange County’s ‘Little Saigon’


Mixed-use development will act as a gateway to Orange County’s ‘Little Saigon’

The development will include apartments, ground-floor retail, and a five-story hotel.

By David Malone, Associate Editor | August 9, 2017
The northeastern corner of the Bolsa Row site, designed by KTGY

The northeastern corner of the site and is planned to include a hotel with up to 150 rooms, deck pool, event space, pedestrian banquet bridge connections, and views of the Disneyland fireworks. Active frontages engage the Festival Street and orient activity toward the interior of site, minimizing potential impacts to existing residential neighbors. Rendering courtesy KTGY Architecture + Planning

Bolsa Row, a planned mixed-use development from KTGY Architecture + Planning, has been unveiled for Westminster, Calif. The project will act as a gateway to the largest Vietnamese community in the U.S., “Little Saigon.”

The community will be located on six acres of land and include a five-story 150-room hotel, a five-story 201-unit apartment complex, and 60,000 sf of ground floor retail, restaurant space, and an event facility. The apartment complex will comprise a mixture of studio, one-, and two-bedroom units. A “Festival Street,” a pedestrian-friendly retail promenade, will connect the different components of the project.


The center of Bolsa Row, designed by KTGYThe Festival Retail Street connecting the residential residences to the south, the Banquet facility to the north, and the Hotel to the east. Rendering courtesy of KTGY Architecture + Planning.


The Festival Street can host farmers markets, holiday celebrations and private parties. It can be closed to traffic for these events without restricting the circulation of the site. When it is open, the street will provide parking for the development’s retail component.

A landscaped “Celebration Bridge” will provide seating areas and connect the event hall to the hotel’s second-story roof garden. The bridge enhances pedestrian circulation and provides additional outdoor event space with access to the indoor reception halls.


Bolsa Row's apartment complexThis area is envisioned to include up to 210 apartments with supporting amenities and ground floor retail uses. Active frontage along the Festival Street consisting of retail and active residential amenities spaces such as the leasing offices, fitness center, and more. Rendering courtesy of KTGY Architecture + Planning.


Plans for Bolsa Row, which is being developed by IP Westminster, LLC, have been submitted to the city and are currently under review.

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