Fruitvale Transit Village

Location: Oakland, CA

Project Type:

Fruitvale Transit Village is a mixed-use urban project enlivening Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood with new development and connecting the BART station with the community’s main commercial street. Included are retail stores, restaurants, community facilities and apartments with an urban plaza at the center. As the Associate Landscape Architect, PGAdesign worked closely with other design team members to bring to reality a plaza concept celebrating California’s Spanish & Mediterranean influences while providing a hub between two large development parcels.

Despite budget constraints, PGAdesign preserved the original plaza vision of fountains, colorful tiles, ornamental railings and seating. The plaza quickly became the vibrant community asset that the designers and community groups had envisioned. This precedent-setting project has made Fruitvale Transit Village a model for other Bay Area transit project designs. When Fruitvale Village opened in May 2004, newspapers, environmental groups, and government officials all lined up to hail the projects as a national model for ‘smart growth.’

Awards

  • 2005 Best Mixed-Used Community by National Association of Home Builders
  • 2005 Merit Award by Golden Nugget
  • 2005 Grand Award by Builder’s Choice
  • 2003 Best Mixed-Use Project (SF Business Times)
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East Bay Express

Location: Oakland, CA

Project Type: Commercial Housing

Fruitvale Transit Village is a mixed-use urban project enlivening Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood with new development and connecting the BART station with the community’s main commercial street. Included are retail stores, restaurants, community facilities and apartments with an urban plaza at the center. As the Associate Landscape Architect, PGAdesign worked closely with other design team members to bring to reality a plaza concept celebrating California’s Spanish & Mediterranean influences while providing a hub between two large development parcels.

Despite budget constraints, PGAdesign preserved the original plaza vision of fountains, colorful tiles, ornamental railings and seating. The plaza quickly became the vibrant community asset that the designers and community groups had envisioned. This precedent-setting project has made Fruitvale Transit Village a model for other Bay Area transit project designs. When Fruitvale Village opened in May 2004, newspapers, environmental groups, and government officials all lined up to hail the projects as a national model for ‘smart growth.’

Awards

  • 2005 Best Mixed-Used Community by National Association of Home Builders
  • 2005 Merit Award by Golden Nugget
  • 2005 Grand Award by Builder’s Choice
  • 2003 Best Mixed-Use Project (SF Business Times)
Quotemark

East Bay Express

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