Fountain Valley Paves Way for new Housing

September 22nd, 2010

BY CURT SEEDEN, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

FOUNTAIN VALLEY The City Council has approved zone changes to accommodate two new housing projects.

Brandywine Homes will build 16 homes on 2.95 acres on the site of the former First Christian Church at 18110 Magnolia St.

The council on Tuesday night also approved a zone change to allow Desai Construction to build 12 two-story condominium units at the corner of Newhope Street and Edinger Avenue.

The church property where Brandywine Homes plans to build was owned by First Christian Church of Huntington Beach. First Christian was using the church for its Spanish-language congregation but more recently rented the site to Irvine-based Mariners Church as a satellite campus.

Brandywine plans to build 10 garden homes on a private street off Magnolia Street, encompassing more than 2 acres. An additional six homes will be built on the remaining 0.93 acres that faces Third Street, which runs along the back side of the church.

The Craftsman and Mission-style homes will range in size from 2,600 square feet to 3,600 square feet. The homes will be both one- and two-story and feature four bedrooms, three to four bathrooms and three-car garages.

The homes will be deemed energy efficient with the installation of tankless water heaters, upgraded insulation and dual-pane windows.

“We’ve always wanted to do a project in Fountain Valley,” Steve Jones of Brandywine Homes told the council.

The City Council also approved a zone change that allows Desai Construction and Developers to build condominiums on a 0.77-acre property at Newhope Street and Edinger Avenue. An empty lot and a closed liquor store are currently located on the property.

The condos will range in size from 1,458 square feet to 1,582 square feet. Each will have a living room, dining room, kitchen and half bath on the first floor and three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a loft on the second floor. Amenities will include tankless water heaters, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and washer-dryer hookups. Each unit will have a two-car garage.

No prices have been set for homes in either development.

The council approved both projects on 4-0 votes with Councilman Guy Carrozzo absent.


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Fountain Valley Paves Way for New Housing

September 22nd, 2010

BY CURT SEEDEN, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

FOUNTAIN VALLEY The City Council has approved zone changes to accommodate two new housing projects.

Brandywine Homes will build 16 homes on 2.95 acres on the site of the former First Christian Church at 18110 Magnolia St.

The council on Tuesday night also approved a zone change to allow Desai Construction to build 12 two-story condominium units at the corner of Newhope Street and Edinger Avenue.

The church property where Brandywine Homes plans to build was owned by First Christian Church of Huntington Beach. First Christian was using the church for its Spanish-language congregation but more recently rented the site to Irvine-based Mariners Church as a satellite campus.

Brandywine plans to build 10 garden homes on a private street off Magnolia Street, encompassing more than 2 acres. An additional six homes will be built on the remaining 0.93 acres that faces Third Street, which runs along the back side of the church.

The Craftsman and Mission-style homes will range in size from 2,600 square feet to 3,600 square feet. The homes will be both one- and two-story and feature four bedrooms, three to four bathrooms and three-car garages.

The homes will be deemed energy efficient with the installation of tankless water heaters, upgraded insulation and dual-pane windows.

“We’ve always wanted to do a project in Fountain Valley,” Steve Jones of Brandywine Homes told the council.

The City Council also approved a zone change that allows Desai Construction and Developers to build condominiums on a 0.77-acre property at Newhope Street and Edinger Avenue. An empty lot and a closed liquor store are currently located on the property.

The condos will range in size from 1,458 square feet to 1,582 square feet. Each will have a living room, dining room, kitchen and half bath on the first floor and three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a loft on the second floor. Amenities will include tankless water heaters, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and washer-dryer hookups. Each unit will have a two-car garage.

No prices have been set for homes in either development.

The council approved both projects on 4-0 votes with Councilman Guy Carrozzo absent.

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Our Towns: Central

September 20th, 2010

BY CURT SEEDEN, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

The City Council on Tuesday will hold a public hearing on a request by Brandywine Homes to amend the city’s general plan to allow for medium density homes to be built on two acres where the former First Christian Church sits at 18110 Magnolia St. Brandywine plans to build 10 detached “garden homes” on the two acres and another six detached homes on 0.93 acres off Third Street. The hearing relates only to the 10 garden homes. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 10200 Slater Ave.

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Family Owned Business Awards

September 2nd, 2010

BY ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL

The Orange County Business Journal is proud to announce the 2010 FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS AWARDS. Family operations are a powerful economic force, accounting for 50% of our gross domestic product. Family firms represent the full spectrum of American companies, from small businesses to large corporations – 35% of Fortune 500 companies are family companies! Family businesses are responsible for 60% of the nation’s employment and 78% of new jobs created (www.gaebler.com, 6/30/2010).

This is the perfect opportunity to recognize clients, colleagues and friends whose family owned firms have distinguished themselves by their business accomplishments and contributions to the Orange County community. Self nominations are encouraged.

NOMINATION PROCESS

  • ALL SECTIONS of the nomination form must be completed for consideration by the selection committee (complete online, or submit PDF form via fax or e-mail).
  • DESCRIBE business accomplishments that illustrate the company as award-worthy.
  • DESCRIBE the family’s professional and community involvement.
  • UPLOAD a high-resolution digital photo of family members involved in the firm.
  • UPLOAD supporting materials (letters of recommendation, copies of news articles, etc.)
  • SUBMIT nomination form, digital family photo, and supporting materials by Oct. 15, 2010.

2010 AWARD CATEGORIES

• Small Business Award (1-50 employees)     • Medium Business Award (51-250 employee
• Large Business Award (more than 250 employees)     • Up & Coming Award     • Longevity Award

FOB PROGRAM SUPPLEMENT & AWARDS LUNCHEON

  • The Orange County Business Journal will publish a special supplement featuring profiles and photos of all nominees in our November 1 edition.
  • Winners will be announced at the Family Owned Business Awards on November 18, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine.
  • All nominees will be sent a congratulatory letter approximately three weeks prior to the awards luncheon with information about the event and how to purchase tickets.


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