Designing Vibrant Places

Charrette Project Overview

The CNU-California Chapter hosts an annual CNU-By-Design charrette program that provides educational and membership engagement opportunities statewide. The Charrette is an interactive, multi-day workshop that helps the sponsoring city visualized ...

What We Heard

Our team met with the following stakeholders prior to and during the public charrette to gather background information, memories and expectations for the area:   City Community Development Staff City ...

What We Saw

We experienced a reinvigorated Main Street, new commercial power centers on the I-5 interchanges, new housing in the southeast corner of town, beautiful older housing stock in the neighborhoods adjacent ...

Our Approach

County Fair Fashion Mall has been identified as special study area in the City’s zoning ordinance update. These types of regional malls are failing across the nation. Just as many ...

Design Concepts

Our team worked closely together with residents to formulate three overarching ideas to provide a vision for the site for design, coding and then implementation. Using our place-proven new urbanist ...

Village Center

To transform County Fair Mall into an urban village center, we envision a phased approach that begins with building housing on the southern half of the property on the empty ...

Street Network

Illustration of Boulevard ‘Slip Lanes‘ that allow for seamless transit flow into the thoroughfare. A mid-block crossing would allow for direct access from the transit station/stop into the Village Center. ...