Site: 42 acres
Modeled after the classic downtown archetype, the Pleasant Hill Downtown master plan is an artful blend of activities and resources that attracts residents and visitors to downtown Pleasant Hill from the surrounding community and beyond. The plan integrates six complementary uses and activity zones over 42 acres, encompassing approximately 1.2 million sf of retail, entertainment, hospitality, office, residential, civic, and open public space. This urban design plan creates a master development of streets and plazas that form a continuous pedestrian network. The design team set requirements for the scale and massing of each urban space, determined the appropriate range of uses, and established standards with which all development would comply with moving forward. The focus of this downtown activity revolves around sensitive architecture, plazas, and open spaces that effectively punctuate the commercial core and civic center.