A few years back there was much ballyhoo about the fact that so called high-rise condominium buildings were going up in Orange County. Advertisements pictured happy couples enjoying the “good life” from their condo with a view, watching the sunset from their balcony while sipping wine. It all looked so glamorous.
One such project is in south Santa Ana, near the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Main Street. The twin towers of this residential project are clearly visible from the 55 freeway. The developers and city fathers had touted this project as a boone for Santa Ana and destined to succeed. Images of wealthy condo owners moving into Santa Ana sparked hope of a boom in this part of town.
Then the housing bubble burst.
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