Malden Station was honored at the 2017 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards!

We are pleased to announce that Malden Station was named the Multifamily Community of the Year at the 2017 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

The project design mirrors and contributes to the young, edgy and artistic culture of Fullerton. Built on the site of a former citrus packing house dating from Orange County’s agricultural era, Malden Station backs onto the former Santa Fe Railway tracks and the newer Metrolink passenger rail station.

On the site of a former citrus packing house from Orange County’s agricultural era, this 200 unit with 5,000 SF retail project moves at the speed of growth in downtown Fullerton.

Large murals face the railway, paying homage to the city’s historic past. A bicycle mechanic shop for residents, internal connectivity and onsite retail encourage users to embrace a lifestyle with less dependence on the automobile.

The building evokes the evolution of the city in three phases: the red brick of its industrial past, siding for its trendy present, and acrylic paneling, its lively future.  The central tower features X-bracing, exposed I-beams that tie to the  Metrolink Station which serves as a marquee visible from City Hall.  The project design mirrors and strengthens the young, edgy and artistic culture of Fullerton.  Large-scale industrial elements, glazing and amenities capture the zeitgeist of the area.

This eclectic setting offers urban amenities including a clubroom, pool, spa, gym and lounge. Five percent of the units are available to very low income renters.

The landscape design extends the pace and movement of the project with lounge chairs on rails and ornamental box cars on tracks. Reminiscent of the High Line in the evolving meat packing district in New York City, a modern urban jungle weaves through the open spaces. This development transforms Fullerton into its trend-setting future.

In its 34th year, BALA recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry including single-family production, custom, rental, affordable, interiors, remodeling, community and international.