TIMES2 Mixed-Use Redevelopment
Dorn Platz Properties saw potential in reusing an abandoned newspaper printing plant. We transformed the derelict production area into a vibrant, pedestrian-focused mixed-use development for people to live, work, shop and play in.
The proposed Times2 795,000 sf Redevelopment Master Plan includes:
- 375,000sf, 2 and 3-Story Adaptive-Reuse Building (Mixed-Use)
- 180,000sf, 6-Story Office Building
- 120,000sf, 4-Story Office Building
- 120,000sf, 3-Story Residential above 200-Stall Garage
- 2400-Stall Garage (4 Level Above-Grade, 2 Level Below)
- 6-Acre Linear Park Amenity
Phase 1 of Times2 revitalizes the existing warehouse / printing / distribution areas of the former production facility into creative office, retail, restaurant and fitness uses. Select penetration and replacement of existing tilt-up concrete wall panels with curtain wall glazing opens the building to the community while the addition of a sky lit-atrium the length of the building creates a centralized “Grand Hall” that optimizes tenant lease depths and maximizes year-round natural daylighting to the interior. Eliminating existing surface parking hardscape reduces heat island effect for the site while allowing for a new 1.6-acre linear park space as the heart of the campus. An outdoor terrace space connecting the mixed-use building and 6-story office building bridges over the linear park to create a campus gateway.
The project employs numerous sustainable strategies in addition to the adaptive reuse of the existing structure. Energy consumption is offset by 36% via a 1.4-megawatt high-efficiency, rooftop solar array. Stormwater is collected and stored onsite with water consumption further reduced by using drought-tolerant landscaping and reclaimed water for irrigation.
Future phases of Times2 include the addition of a progressive, 6-story, Class-A office building that creates a primary gateway for the campus with frontage towards the I-405 Freeway. With the demolition of existing sub-standard facility office spaces, the north end of the campus allows for the creation of a new 4-story, office building and a 3-story, 100-unit residential development.
The result? Our design transforms 397,000 sf of derelict production area into 795,000 sf of vibrant, pedestrian-focused mixed-use space for people to live, work, shop and play in.
Dorn Platz Properties
Costa Mesa, CA
375,000 sf adaptive re-use and 420,000 sf new construction
Campus Planning, Architecture