News, Awards, and Features

California Street

DESCRIPTION The California Street feasibility project is located on a neighborhood infill site in Northeast Minneapolis occupied by vacant 150-foot grain silos. A collection of 47 townhomes complement the existing neighborhood residential character, and together with a traditional alley-loaded configuration, several carriage houses rest atop private […]

Lynlake Capacity Study

Description Linking neighborhoods throughout the southern districts of Minneapolis, a former rail right-of-way has been transformed into a major recreational greenway much beloved by residents and workers. Along the Midtown Greenway, new development has been springing up since the construction of phase one in 2000. The […]

Housing Development Feasibility Evaluations

Description Three unique sites have been identified by the City and County of Honolulu to evaluate for housing development in accommodating anticipated population growth. Together with Strategic Economics and PBR Hawaii, VMWP is conducting test fits tailored to each site that correlate with housing market analysis, […]

North County Courthouse

Description The Master Plan for North County Courthouse Campus addresses four parcels of approximately 9.7 acres, located in the City of South San Francisco, San Mateo County. The campus houses the publicly held parcels for the North County Courthouse Building, the Probation Department Building, the North […]

San Mateo County Event Center Vision Plan

Description The San Mateo County Event Center seeks to retain its position as the leading events destination in the greater San Mateo area by laying out a growth development plan for the next 30 years. Collaborating with its Board of Supervisors, stakeholders, and a specially-formed Master […]

North Bayshore Precise Plan

DESCRIPTION VMWP is collaborating with Raimi + Associates on overhauling the zoning and regulatory structure of Mountain View to allow the construction of up to 10,000 housing units in a mixed-use neighborhood in the North Bayshore area. VMWP is spearheading the urban design, block structure, street […]

West Letterman Development Study

DESCRIPTION Working with TransAct, VMWP was charged to identify and evaluate potential development alternatives to enrich the historic Letterman and Thornburgh Districts of the Presidio through suitable adaptive reuse, enhanced retail amenities, “third place” spaces for social interaction, transportation management, and sustainable infrastructure, to define critical […]

California College of the Arts Oakland Campus

DESCRIPTION California College of the Arts (CCA) is one of the Bay Area’s premier arts institutions with its main campus located at the terminus of College Avenue in Oakland’s vibrant Rockridge neighborhood. To increase efficiency and manage future expansion, CCA is considering the consolidation of all their facilities and […]

El Camino Real Precise Plan

DESCRIPTION VMWP has provided urban design expertise to the Precise Plan process for 3.9 miles of El Camino Real in Mountain View. The analysis and design guidelines build the framework necessary to reposition ECR from a typical low-density suburban arterial into a ‘Grand, multi-modal, mixed-use Boulevard […]

Grand Boulevard Feasibility Study

DESCRIPTION The Grand Boulevard Initiative is the coordinated planning effort of multiple Cities, Counties and agencies to develop a Vision for approximately 50 miles of the El Camino Real corridor into a series of vibrant mixed use hubs. VMWP worked closely with Strategic Economics, the prime […]

Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP