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Brandywine Buys Land for Infill Townhomes

By Carrie Rossenfeld | Orange County | December 18, 2013

YORBA LINDA, CA-Brandywine Homes has purchased a 5.1-acre urban-infill community with the intention of building 51 townhomes near Yorba Linda Blvd. and Blair St., adjacent to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum here. The project is expected to be completed by Spring 2015; anticipated construction costs for the project are not yet available.

The community, designed by Theron Pate of Pate Smeall Architects to blend in with the existing neighborhood, will include townhomes ranging from 1,750- to 2,100 square feet with gourmet kitchens, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Residents will have access to common amenities including a recreation center, a community meeting room and a pool.

According to Dave Barisic, VP of sales and marketing at Brandywine, “This property will offer something not seen in a very long time in Yorba Linda: an urban infill community in the very heart of the city. It will be unique in the market because it offers larger, attached-style units, which are more affordable than detached homes in master-planned communities being built on the outskirts of Yorba Linda. And, because this is an infill development within city limits, residents will not be required to pay the taxes imposed on residents of master-planned developments for new infrastructure.”

Yorba Linda, an affluent suburb in Northeastern Orange County, is the birthplace of former President Richard Nixon. Yorba Linda High School opened in 2009, and several of the district’s schools have received the California Distinguished School award. The city’s population has grown by 13%, to 66,735, since 2000, Brandywine reports.

As reported earlier this week, Brandywine has hired real estate veteran Alex G. Hernandez as SVP of land acquisition and project management. The move was part of an anticipated expansion for the firm over the next three years.




The community will offer larger, attached-style units.