200-Unit Bolsa Row Apartments Completed in Orange County
October 13, 2022
WESTMINSTER, Calif. –– R.D. Olson, an award-winning general contracting firm and KTGY, a leading full-service architecture, branding, interior and planning firm, today announced the completion of the Bolsa Row Apartments. The 234,234 square-foot mixed-use building will serve as the gateway to the vibrant and culturally significant Little Saigon District, home to the nation’s largest Vietnamese-American population.
Located at 15100 Brookhurst Street in Westminster, a few miles from The Disneyland Resort, the five-story mixed-use building includes 200 luxury for-rent units consisting of 20 studio apartments, 114 one-bedroom units, 61 two-bedroom units, five three-bedroom units and over 6,500 square feet of retail and restaurant space. The one-, two- and three-bedroom spaces each include a personal balcony. Onsite amenities include a 944-square-foot pool, barbeques, spa facility, recreation areas, event clubhouse, pet washroom, leasing center, trash butler service, secured parcel lockers, an open-air garden courtyard, and fully equipped fitness center.
IP Westminster, LLC, founded by Joann and Bac Pham, acted as the sole developer of the Bolsa Row Apartments.
“My parents (Joann and Bac Pham) arrived in Westminster as refugees in the 70’s following the Vietnam War. In their eyes, the completion of this development returns a favor to the community – one that’s provided so much to those who had so little,” said Jaimie Nguyen, IP Westminster’s COO.
To celebrate Little Saigon’s rich history, KTGY planned and designed the structure to reflect architectural elements from pre-war Vietnam, borrowing heavily from French colonial architecture. Arches, ironwork and a cool and inviting color palette resemble mid-century structures common in Vietnam. Future development phases include a key community focal point that closely resembles the Bến Thành Market clock tower – an iconic landmark of Vietnam’s former capital.
“We’re honored to partner with the Pham family and IP Westminster to bring to life their vision of a mixed-use project that pays homage to their heritage and invests in the local community,” said Bill Wilhelm, President of R.D. Olson Construction. “RDOC is proud to lend its expertise of building memorable destinations to bring Westminster a first-of-its-kind ‘live-work-play’ community that will help foster economic growth and highlight Vietnamese-American culture for years to come.”
KTGY handled project design, entitlements, urban design, retail and residential architecture for this project. The firm worked closely with the City of Westminster and the Pham family to design a development that evoked the architectural elegance of pre-1970s Vietnam.
“KTGY is committed to creating culturally-rich communities with timeless design elements that provide lasting benefits to residents,” said David Obitz, principal, KTGY.
“We were thrilled to be able to work with our partners and city officials early on in the design and entitlement process through architectural design and completion. This ensured the final product reflects the vision of our clients and celebrates the project as a gateway to the existing Little Saigon community,” said Ken Ryan, principal in charge of KTGY’s CPUD studio.
R.D. Olson Construction and KTGY also collaborated with TRC Parkitects on the 7.5-story parking structure adjoining the Bolsa Row Apartments. Additional partners include VCA Structural Engineering and MJS Landscape Architecture.
The Bolsa Row Apartments will be managed and operated by Aspire Property Management, LLC.