Last updated on May 31st, 2015 at 06:28 am
North Orange County, California, will get its first Whole Foods Market when a new 87,000-s.f. retail center is built.
The Village at La Floresta will be located at the corner of Imperial Highway and Valencia Avenue in Brea. The 8.58-acre property was purchased by Regency Centers, which is constructing the new shopping center. A groundbreaking ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 8. Guest speakers will include representatives from Regency Centers, the city of Brea and Whole Foods Market.
“Village at La Floresta will not only provide North Orange County with its first Whole Foods, but also new and exciting restaurants and retailers,” said John T. Mehigan, VP of investments for Regency Centers in Southern California. “We’ve designed this center to become the ‘downtown’ for East Brea, a gathering place for the community to meet, shop and enjoy.”
Centralized amongst the master-planned La Floresta community, The Village at La Floresta will be surrounded by high-end, multifamily town homes, single-family homes and luxury senior living.
“We want to create a place that allows people to relax, interact and, most importantly, find the high-quality food, goods and services that meet their needs. With areas for gathering, community events and walking paths, we hope the community comes to see Shops at La Floresta as an extension of their own homes,” added Mehigan.
The center will pursue LEED certification to continue with Regency’s commitment to sustainable development.
Upon completion, The Village at La Floresta’s cornerstone will be the largest art installation in Brea, a $2 million sculpture by artist Doug Hollis. The center also will include a water feature and landscaping with native plants. Pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and pathways will thread through the different retail storefronts.
The Village at La Floresta is scheduled for completion in January 2016.