Approve Submittal of Homekey Application and Funding Request for 1400 Bristol


SCH Number
Public Agency
Orange County
Document Title
Approve Submittal of Homekey Application and Funding Request for 1400 Bristol
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project would allow the County to apply for Homekey Program funding through a joint application with the developer, American Family Housing (AFH), to acquire, rehabilitate and convert the Travelodge, located at 1400 Bristol in Costa Mesa, to continue to support the production of supportive housing in Orange County. The 3.5 acre Development site is composed of three 2-story buildings with 120 rooms and ample indoor and outdoor common areas including an existing pool, a green hedge, and mature trees. Following acquisition, AFH will start the rehabilitation and conversion of the Travelodge into permanent supportive housing, which will include façade improvements, combining of some units to include one-bedroom and larger studio units, addition of kitchenettes to all units, energy and water efficiency upgrades, immediate repairs to the existing accessible units and the life-safety systems, new community and program spaces, including outdoor space and landscaping. The proposed unit mix after conversion is 36 studio units, 40 one-bedroom units and two two-bedroom manager’s units. In addition to the Travelodge, the 3.5 acre site includes a separate restaurant and Tesla charging station with active leases. AFH is proposing to acquire these commercial portions of the property using non-Homekey and non-County funds and continuing their operations for rental income as a revenue source once the rehabilitation and conversion of 1400 Bristol is complete.

Contact Information

Cindy Salazar
Agency Name
County of Orange
Job Title
Land Use Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Costa Mesa
Southern California
Cross Streets
Bristol Street and Santa Ana Avenue
Total Acres
State Highways
John Wayne Airport

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code Section 21080.50
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21080.50, because it is the conversion of an existing hotel into supportive housing and for activities funded by Homekey Program funds pursuant to Health & Safety Code Sections 50675.1.3 and 50675.1.4.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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