2012 National Planning Excellence Awards: Implementation
Contra Costa Centre Transit Village
Contra Costa Centre Transit Village is a 140-acre area that focused on merging work, social, and living environments. The County of Contra Costa and its Redevelopment Agency Planners, working with the private sector, have been implementing this smart growth model for 25 years.
The project's goal was to connect residents, businesses and employees near the convergence of several regional transportation systems including rail systems, a major arterial, and a regional trail. The site is nearly 90 percent built out and features 2,700 housing units, 2.4 million square feet of office and commercial space, and 432 hotel rooms, and an array of public facilities and amenities. The Transit Village accommodates 7,000 employees, 6,000 residents, and 6,000 BART patrons on a daily basis. All uses in the village are within a quarter-mile of the BART fare gates.