The Crossing is an urban infill project which means that it is located on a previously developed site. The strategic decision of this site selection benefits the local environment by eliminating the need for new infrastructure and not developing on native virgin land.
The Crossing is adjacent to the Metrolink Anaheim Canyon station and also within walking distance to OCTA bus stops, offering an ideal location with many public transportation options. Our transportation resource board and TRANSIT web page will help facilitate ridesharing programs within the community.
To further encourage alternative transportation practices, The Crossing will have preferred parking for low emitting and fuel efficient vehicles, as well as an onsite bicycle storage facility that holds over 120 bicycles.
The building’s roof is finished with a white membrane that is highly reflective, reducing the building’s heat gain and increasing its exterior envelope performance. This reduces heat island effect which is unnatural heat created by urban development. The white roof material keeps the building cooler while lessening the HVAC load for the residences, resulting in lower energy use and reduced energy bills for residents.
In urban environments, open space is particularly important as it reduces heat island effect, provides refuges for wildlife populations and a connection to the outdoors for human populations. At The Crossing, the outdoor courtyards, greenscape and pedestrian oriented hardscape areas provide open space that account for 27% of the total site area. The themed courtyards were designed to encourage outdoor gatherings and foster community relations.
The subterranean parking garage provides covered parking for 92% of the total available parking spaces for residents and guests while simultaneously helping to reduce heat island effect and creating a visual ambiance with minimal cars.
Rain chains extending from the roof of the building funnel rainwater into capture basins that filter stormwater runoff prior to draining to the ocean. The rain chains also serve as decorative water features in the courtyards throughout the community.
All HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) equipment, lighting and domestic water heating systems underwent an independent verification process by a third-party engineering firm to ensure that all systems were properly installed, calibrated correctly and working at optimum efficiency as designed.
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