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Pacific City

Seaside village with a contemporary flair

Designed as a casual contemporary seaside village, Pacific City introduces open-air retail, restaurants and entertainment, set adjacent to a new hotel and multifamily residential development. Pacific City's retail maximizes the virtues of this great site, the views, proximity to the sea, site context, and positions the project as the premier destination in Huntington Beach.

At a Glance

Project Type

Retail, Sustainability, Open/Public Space

Location

Huntington Beach, CA

Size

191,100 sq ft

Client

DJM Capital Partners

Executive Architect

SMS Architects

Services

Architecture

Key Features

Ocean views, pedestrian pathways, flexible space for programming, and sustainable design!

Awards

Award of Merit, Best Commercial Project - 200,000 sq ft & over, Gold Nugget Awards

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Average Length of Stay Over 3 Hours

Pacific City is part of a dynamic live-work-play community in the heart of Huntington Beach.
Pacific City is part of a dynamic live-work-play community in the heart of Huntington Beach.
Connections to future adjacent hotel and multifamily developments, as well as a park, were integrated into the design.
Connections to future adjacent hotel and multifamily developments, as well as a park, were integrated into the design.
The ground floor level of the project was actually designed to be entirely above grade, allowing visitors to enjoy the ocean views by looking up and over the bordering Pacific Coast Highway.
The ground floor level of the project was actually designed to be entirely above grade, allowing visitors to enjoy the ocean views by looking up and over the bordering Pacific Coast Highway.
Buildings are designed to allow phenomenal views of the pier and ocean, complemented by a distinct spatial sequence and pedestrian pathways.
Buildings are designed to allow phenomenal views of the pier and ocean, complemented by a distinct spatial sequence and pedestrian pathways.
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A New Front Porch for Huntington Beach
Balancing vintage and modern, Pacific City offers distinct retail and dining options within an experiential place.
Balancing vintage and modern, Pacific City offers distinct retail and dining options within an experiential place.
The subtle breaks in the massing evoke a warm and inviting experience that shapes the quintessential
The subtle breaks in the massing evoke a warm and inviting experience that shapes the quintessential "hang-out" spot.
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Lot 579 is an eclectic food hall on the ground floor, filled not with the usual cadre or chain restaurants, but with an exciting mix of unique, local eateries.
Lot 579 is an eclectic food hall on the ground floor, filled not with the usual cadre or chain restaurants, but with an exciting mix of unique, local eateries.
The pitched roof and other details are a nod to the architecture of the surrounding residential neighborhoods.
The pitched roof and other details are a nod to the architecture of the surrounding residential neighborhoods.
Lot 579 is also used as a transition between Pacific City's retail offerings and the adjacent boutique hotel, with many of the latter's guests using the food hall as an additional amenity.
Lot 579 is also used as a transition between Pacific City's retail offerings and the adjacent boutique hotel, with many of the latter's guests using the food hall as an additional amenity.
Quote from Tammy McKerrow, Senior Design Principal

We think we succeeded in creating a project that uniquely reflects its community.”

Tammy McKerrow, Senior Design Principal
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Inspiring Results:

  • $1000+ per sq ft in restaurant sales
  • Locals make up over 70% of visitors
  • Over 400 Events Annually

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