The two atriums connecting the three office buildings at Bixby Office Park at Old Ranch in Seal Beach could be symbolic of the way the $40-million project bridges two counties.
The 270,000-square-foot complex is pioneering a betwixt-and-between market, straddling the border between Los Angeles and Orange counties, according to Joan Kent, marketing coordinator for Bixby Ranch Co., the developer.
So far, most of the prospective tenants are coming from the immediate area or from Los Angeles County. The Bixby Ranch Co. itself, based in Long Beach, is one of the latter. It plans to move its headquarters to the upscale office park at the San Diego (405) Freeway and Seal Beach Boulevard.
"We're not attracting tenants from Irvine, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa," she said. "Tenants who want quick access to Orange County and southern Los Angeles County are our market. Many professionals--accountants and attorneys for example--want a convenient, relatively uncongested area for their offices, and we have the bonus of relatively affordable housing for their employees."