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MacArthur Streetscape

DESCRIPTION The MacArthur Boulevard Conceptual Commercial Revitalization Plan provides urban design recommendations to improve the physical appearance of three target areas along MacArthur Boulevard, between 73rd Avenue and Durant Avenue at the Oakland/San Leandro border. Design concepts were developed and refined through a community process that […]

Sereno Transit ViIllage

DESCRIPTION The Sereno Transit Village Concept Plan presents a vision for the redevelopment and transformation of an existing retail area into a pedestrian-oriented walkable mixed use center. The plan includes a conceptual design for the Sereno Transit Center, land use recommendations for the surrounding area, and […]

Santa Clara Transit Area Plan

DESCRIPTION The Santa Clara Transit Area Study, initiated in Fall 2001 and funded by a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, examined existing conditions and identified opportunities for new and in-fill development and redevelopment around the historic train depot and future BART Station in order to […]

Compton Streetscape & Guidelines

DESCRIPTION The Compton Boulevard Streetscape Master Plan and Compton Urban Design Guidelines are two projects that work together to create a new vision for Downtown Compton and major streets and nodes through out the city. The Compton Urban Design Guidelines sets up a framework for development […]

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 […]

Leland Avenue Streetscape Design

DESCRIPTION The Leland Avenue Streetscape project redesigns the “main street” of San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley into a vibrant green street. Leland Avenue is San Francisco’s first streetscape redesign as part of their Better Streets program. The Leland Avenue project will design street improvements to enhance the […]

Comstock Mixed-Use

DESCRIPTION The 620 Third Street mixed-use residential, LEED accredited development presents a “City Vision” in which residents may live, work and play within downtown Santa Rosa. Stepping out of their new homes, residents will be in the center of town easily able to walk to shops, […]

Courthouse Square and Transit Mall

DESCRIPTION The plan, developed through an inclusive community design process, will be a tool to assist the City of Santa Rosa and the Community to identify those key Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) in the Courthouse Square Area which will maintain Downtown as the major regional office, […]

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