R.D. Olson Construction breaks ground on 6-acre mixed-use community in Westminster, California

Slated for winter 2021 completion, Bolsa Row will celebrate the region’s Vietnamese-American culture, infuses much-anticipated community amenities

Bolsa Row
R.D. Olson Construction began construction of Bolsa Row, a mixed-use development in the heart of Westminster’s Little Saigon District. (Photo credit: KTGY)

R.D. Olson Construction, an award-winning general contracting firm in California, announced the ground-up construction of Bolsa Row, a mixed-use development in the heart of Westminster’s Little Saigon District. Situated on a 6-acre lot, the project will include a 225,000-square-foot apartment complex, retail space, a five-story, full-service hotel and myriad community spaces to create a social hub and cultural landmark that serves and unites residents and travelers alike.

Located at the intersection of Bolsa Avenue and Brookhurst, a few miles from Disneyland Resort, the community will serve as a gateway to Little Saigon District—the Vietnamese heart of Orange County—and home to the nation’s largest Vietnamese American population. To celebrate the district’s rich history and evoke a sense of nostalgia for first-generation residents, Bolsa Row will embody a 1940s renaissance and French colonial architectural theme. A focal point of the community will be a replica of the Bến Thành Market clock tower—an iconic landmark of old Vietnam.

“We’re honored to partner with the Pham family and IP Westminster LLC to bring to life their vision for a mixed-use project that pays homage to their heritage and invests in the local community,” said Bill Wilhelm, president, R.D. Olson Construction. “RDOC is proud to lend its expertise in building complex hospitality projects and 40-year history of creating memorable destinations to bring Westminster a first-of-its-kind ‘live-work-play’ community that will help foster economic growth for years to come.”

Bolsa Row will introduce the region’s first full-service and four-star hotel by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. The property will feature 148 guest rooms and a host of amenity spaces including restaurants, a bar and lounge, elevated pool deck with cabanas, 48,000-square-feet of banquet space and a 700-stall subterranean parking structure. Designed to be a beacon for social gatherings and celebrations, the property also will include an event lawn and wedding garden complete with a celebration bridge that connects guests to the community’s festival street—a lively pedestrian-friendly retail promenade.

The project also will feature a five-story multifamily property comprised of 200 units, including a mix of studios as well as one- and two-bedroom apartment homes. Community amenities will include a courtyard, pool and spa, fitness studio, recreation space, clubhouse and 37,500-square-feet of attached retail space for future restaurants, sidewalk cafes, shops, entertainment venues and more.

“As first-generation Vietnamese-Americans with deep roots in Westminster’s Little

Saigon District, my family is especially motivated to create a city center that will serve the needs of the local community,” said Jaimie Nguyen of IP Westminster LLC. “R.D. Olson Construction has proven to be a thoughtful and trusted partner as we’ve worked together towards executing on that vision.”

R.D. Olson Construction is working with KTGY Architecture + Planning, interior designer Cole Martinez Curtis, VCA Structural Engineering and MJS Landscape Architecture on the project. Bolsa Row is a multi-phase construction project that is slated for completion in winter 2021.

Other local projects by R.D. Olson Construction include the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground in Disneyland Resort; a dual-brand Home2 Suites and Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Anaheim and the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove.