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The Triangle

Costa Mesa
Greenlaw Partners
Project Team
EdgeCore Real Estate Group
390,000 Square Feet
KAA Design

Project Description

Formerly known as Triangle Square and located between three main transportation arteries in Newport Beach, California, The Triangle is a large retail center that stood dormant for many years. A private development group engaged Howard Building Corporation in the redevelopment of the center, and now it is a vibrant hub for shopping and entertainment. The 390,000 square foot property received significant structural upgrades, new exterior paving, ADA enhancements, exterior plaster repair, and a completely new color palette and signage package. The parking lot located under the structure was painted, and new signage installed to clarify what had previously been a confusing layout. A new valet station was included and lit portals that lead patrons to elevators and escalators to the shops above were installed. A $600,000 lighting and signage package enhanced both the parking garage and the exterior with directional signage, branding for the center, designer column lighting, pendant lights at the valet station, and cove lighting that accents the major architectural features of the property. New entry facades were also installed for multiple tenants, and sidewalk features along the streets updated the connecting points to the community. The greatest challenge for the construction team throughout the project was the continuous presence of patrons at the center visiting the movie theater and various restaurants, shops and clubs there. This required every aspect of the project to be phased individually and often in small windows of time. For example, the boardwalk tiles installed on the top level had to be spot installed in tightly controlled areas, and as a result, it took 10 phases to complete just this aspect of the build. The parking garage was painted in 6 phases. Excellent coordination became essential to the success of the overall project.