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Urban Redevelopment: A Study in Newness and Partnerships

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase before, but you’re not entirely sure what it means. Dictionary.comdefines urban redevelopment as the rehabilitation of city areas by renovating or replacing dilapidated buildings with new housing or other buildings, often in accordance with comprehensive plans. By the very definition, urban redevelopment makes a place new again, and usually through a public/ private partnership involving city government.

The phrase and the concept behind it are at the core of what Brandywine Homes does, day in and day out. Since we started in 1994, our family owned and operated business has built or developed almost 1,200 homes in 36 small to mid-sized infill communities. We’ve worked in some of Southern California’s most established neighborhoods. We’ve been joined by financial partners and government agencies to make a positive contribution to the cities and the people who live in them.

In June, we began work on a 26-acre townhome community in Costa Mesa. These new two bedroom, two-and-a-half bath townhomes are being built on a 1.42 acre piece of property just two miles from the beach and the Pacific Coast Highway. The property, which formerly housed an 18-unit apartment complex, provides easy access to a vast amount of restaurant and shopping options as well as large, private yards, and a community pool. Construction on these cost efficient homes is scheduled to be complete in Fall, 2015.

This is just one example of the urban redevelopment projects that we’re working on. There are many more. If you’d like information on our townhome community in Costa Mesa or the additional areas we’re working in, contact us.