Case Studies: Planning & Design

Project: Hinchinbrook Harbour Resort Community
Client:Australia Land Investment Company

RPI was contracted to assist in the planning, the rebuilding and future development areas of the Hinchinbrook Harbour Resort Community located at the southern edge of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.  This is a major water recreation oriented community consisting of tourism, marina, resort hotels, housing and land and water habitat protection.

Project: Sharks Ice at Pleasanton/Staples Ranch Community Park
Client:San Jose Sharks NHL Ice Hockey Team

RPI was retained by the San Jose Sharks to coordinate the preparation of the PUD development plan for a four-rink ice skating arena in Pleasanton, CA. Plans also included park-related improvements on a 17-acre city park site.

Project: Bernal Property Specific Plan
Client:City of Pleasanton, CA

Future development of this City-owned site represented a very important opportunity and challenge for which RPI's skills were called upon to help develop objectives, policies and guidelines for land use, design, transportation, public facilities, and conservation and environmental mitigation for this 318-acre area. The plan includes a 50-acre sports park, cultural arts center, "grand meadow," and numerous other community facilities.

Project: Touro Cancer Treatment Center
Client:City of Vallejo, CA

RPI worked collaboratively with the City and Touro Mare Island, LLC. to evolve, assemble and process development plans and environmental documentation for a 125,000-square foot cancer treatment center situated on a 26-acre site on Mare Island. The facility was designed to house a dedicated accelerator, CT scanners, four treatment rooms, computer networks, and various ancillary supporting technologies and patient services.

Project: East Pleasanton Specific Plan
Client:City of Pleasanton, CA

The City of Pleasanton retained RPI to coordinate a team of consultants to assist City staff and a 20-member task force in the preparation of a specific plan for a 1,110-acre area in east Pleasanton. Plans call for a mixed use project consisting of single and multifamily housing, retail, office, industrial and recreation development and open space. The overall goal of the Plan is to create a high quality mixed use community that reflects the character of the surrounding lakes and wildlife habitat.

Project: Touro University Village
Client:City of Vallejo, CA

RPI was retained by the City to coordinate the conceptual site planning process for the 160-acre northern portion of Mare Island. Proposed land uses included an expansion of the Touro University campus, learning center, offices, hotel, neighborhood park, and retail. The overall goal of the Plan was to create a university village environment within the context of the surrounding wetlands, the San Francisco Bay, and the historic Mare Island setting.

Project: Assisted Senior Care Facility
Client:Sunrise Senior Living, Inc.

Sunrise Senior Living retained RPI to coordinate the efforts of the project architect, landscape architect and civil engineer in the preparation of an 84-unit, assisted senior living facility in Pleasanton, CA.

Project: Bernal Community Park Master Plan
Client:City of Pleasanton, CA

RPI was retained to manage the preparation of a master plan for a 50-acre community park. Recreational facilities included three soccer fields, four baseball diamonds, a football/lacrosse field, and various passive recreational facilities. The design objective was to create a well defined framework of linear forested open spaces surrounding the clustered sports fields intended to mimic meadows.

Project: North Pointe Specific Plan
Client:City of Ripon, CA

RPI was retained to coordinate the preparation of a Specific Plan for the development of a 310-acre employment center for the City of Ripon.  Planned uses are organized in a walkable community with a central core area, providing 1.7 million square feet of business related uses,1,050 housing units, and a community park.

Project: Dutch Slough Planning Framework Study
Client:City of Oakley, CA

The City of Oakley engaged the services of RPI to conduct a study with home builders and the City and to prepare a planning framework for the future development of the 303-acre Dutch Slough area. A four-step collaborative planning process was used to facilitate close involvement between the Oakley community and the prospective home builders. The overall goal of the Framework was to creatively organize the individual project development plans through a series of connecting neighborhoods and a character that is appropriate for the Dutch Slough area. The result was a conceptual planning document for approximately 1,300 homes, neighborhood shopping center, three neighborhood parks, open space, and substantial public infrastructure.