Uptown Newport Village Begins
The Uptown Newport Village project near John Wayne Airport in Orange County will reside on approximately 25 acres of land on Jamboree Road between Birch Street and MacArthur Boulevard. Formerly an industrial manufacturing center, the property’s unsurpassed location in the heart of the Jamboree Road corridor in Newport Beach makes Uptown Newport ideal for redevelopment.
The project will include 1,244 residential units, 11,500 square feet of “neighborhood-serving” retail space and about two acres of parks. The residences would be a mix of condominiums, high-rise apartments, and townhomes for sale and rent.
The project would be developed in two phases. Development of Phase 1 has begun and is expected to be completed in 2017 and Phase 2 is anticipated to begin in 2017 and be completed in 2021.
The village will embody an urban quality where by residents and visitors are joined together through a clearly defined public realm. The public realm will entail a clearly structured network of activated tree-lined streets with parkways and sidewalks connecting residents and visitors to beautifully landscaped neighborhood park spaces programmed with active recreation and passive uses. A village-scale retail core with ground-level shops and outdoor cafes will be provided to serve Uptown Newport residents as well as the local community and provide a degree of self containment for Uptown Newport. In addition to the pedestrian-oriented streets, the public realm will include a series of paseos that will connect neighborhoods together and link the village to surrounding properties. The public realm will be enhanced through landscaping and framed and engaged by quality architecture expressed in a variety of building types. The village is envisioned to serve the housing needs of a range of residents who will be attracted to a quality living environment that offers convenient access to employment, education, recreation and regional transportation improvements.