Ground was broken Tuesday for Gateway Corporate Center, a $7.2-million, 45,000-square-foot, three-story office complex at 300 W. Owens Drive., Santa Ana, an area becoming central Orange County's financial district.
The complex is a joint venture of Halferty Development Co. of Pasadena and Irvine and Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Hartford, Conn. Completion is scheduled next March.
Herbert Nadel AIA & Partners of Santa Monica is the architect of the steel-frame building, sheathed in brick and Grey-Lite 14 Vision Glass. Dinwiddie Construction Co. is the general contractor.
Gateway Center financing was through Santa Ana city commercial development bonds, arranged by First Interstate Mortgage Co. The leasing agent is Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services.