Colorado based UDR Inc, called upon Terra-Petra environment engineering in 2011 to work with the Bernards (a UDR contractor) in-house design team on Pacific Park, a $135-million shopping center and residential (mixed-use) development in Huntington Beach, California. At the onset, Bernards was faced with an unusual challenge; how to embrace the city’s proud identity as "Surf City" without descending into surfing kitsch. Terra-Petra was tasked to make sure that challenge was met, and it was.
Details about the status of this project has been reported on Terra-Petra's web and other media sites over the years, including the “a Terra-Petra photographic journal” of the Phase I Borrow Soils excavation for the Pacific City project in 2014 – courtesy of David L. Lucero. Terra-Petra is extremely proud of this project and what this development has become today.
Read more below.
As reported on Urbanize.LA
Residential Component of Huntington Beach's Pacific City Underway
The project – which was designed by MVE & Partners – is currently rising from a 17-acre site at 21002 Pacific Coast Highway. Plans call for the construction of six low-rise structures arranged in a crescent shape. Each building will consist of four levels of wood-frame construction above a concrete podium and an underground parking garage. Bernards is targeting either LEED Gold or Silver certification for the project.
In total, the development will create 516 residential units, as well as a 12,000-square foot amenity center featuring a swimming pool, a gym and an entertainment center. The amenity center will also abut a public park.
The residential community – which is being developed Colorado-based UDR, Inc. – is one component of the larger Pacific City complex, which spans 31 acres on a former oil field near the Huntington Beach Pier. An official website states that Pacific City's retail center will include over 190,000 square feet of shops and restaurants, office space and a 400-key hotel.
For further details about our work with Bernards and the Pacific City project in Huntington Beach, California, please contact Justin Conaway