ANAHEIM, CA – JPI, a leader in the development of Class A multi-family communities, has announced the closing of construction financing for Jefferson Stadium Park’s Phase II, consisting of 376 luxury apartment homes, including 12 live-work units. The community is located on a prime 17.6-acre site within the prestigious Platinum Triangle area in Anaheim, California – directly adjacent to Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Jefferson Stadium Park, a master plan development, will consist of three phases, and will ultimately result in the construction of 1,079 luxury apartment homes, a 1.1-acre public park, as well as 14,600 square feet of community-oriented retail space.
The Jefferson Stadium Park Phase II finance closing, which represents a total Phase II investment of $132 million, follows the announcement of the development’s Phase I finance closing, with an investment of $128 million. Jefferson Stadium Park Phase II construction financing is provided by East West Bank, based in Pasadena, California, with a focus on both US and Greater China markets, as well as First Community Bank, based in Santa Rosa, CA including 9 branches located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“JPI’s investment in Anaheim’s Platinum Triangle affirms our confidence in the City’s leadership to make Platinum Triangle a new downtown for Southern California’s Orange County,” said Todd Bowden, JPI’s Western Region Senior Vice President and Managing Development Partner. JPI currently has four projects in various stages of development within Platinum Triangle, with a total anticipated value upon completion of over $675 million. “The City’s vision for this area, and investment in the infrastructure, has created an environment that encourages private, multi-use development, and is an effort worthy of investment for the long term,” said Bowden.
Anaheim’s Platinum Triangle has been in an urban re-use planning process spanning over a decade. The City expects that Platinum Triangle will generate in excess of $1.5 billion in investment. “Jefferson Stadium Park represents the ideals that the City originally envisioned for Platinum Triangle,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. “JPI’s investment in the area – not only Stadium Park, but Jefferson Platinum Triangle, equates to approximately one-third of the City’s goals for developer investments.”
In June, 2016, JPI received unanimous approval for the project from the Mayor and City Council. In September 2016, it was announced that JPI had partnered with Grand China Fund, a Beijing-based private equity real estate fund, in a Joint Venture to develop both Phase I and II of Jefferson Stadium Park. Laurie Mathers, the U.S. based Head of Acquisitions for Grand China Fund, commented that: “On behalf of our investors, we would like to thank JPI for leading our joint venture through another critical stage of the construction process. Securing financing for such a major development is a significant milestone and we look forward to delivering quality housing for Anaheim’s current and future residents.”
Gus Villalba, Managing Regional Partner of JPI’s Western Division, said: “The closing of both Phase I and Phase II financing, coupled with the investments from our Chinese partners, gives us great confidence in Platinum Triangle, and the ability to continue to attract investors from the global market.”
Residents of Jefferson Stadium Park will have access to Anaheim’s Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), as well as year-round entertainment, including Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks. Additionally, the project is located one mile from the Downtown Disney Shopping District; Disneyland, and California Adventure theme parks. It is also located within ten miles of Anaheim’s top five employers: Disneyland Resort, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Hilton Anaheim, Cash Call, Inc., Mortgage Division, and Anaheim Memorial Medical Center.