The Met introduces a new standard of urban living to Santa Ana. The five-story, 284-unit apartment complex, on a prime downtown site on one of the city’s major boulevards, takes full advantage of its location with distinctive entrances, carefully articulated, contemporary facades and a pedestrian friendly streetscape.
Exploiting a 10-foot change of grade on the site, the architects created a grand stair leading to a podium level gathering place replete with reflecting pools, lush landscaping, a community room and fitness center. The entry is framed by two glass towers, one of which is topped with a yoga veranda under large canopy. A second entrance on First American Way leads to a lobby and the leasing offices. Entrances, pathways, fountains and landscaping define the ground plan and reinforce connectivity with the neighborhood.
Apartments are available as studios, one-, two-and three bedrooms units, all with large windows and many featuring balconies. Additional amenity spaces include a roof deck pool and garden, and a dog park on the ground floor.
The modern architecture employs scale, modularity and detail to signal the residential nature of the development, while a material and color palette of urban neutrals complements the commercial context. City living, SoCal style.