The 44-acre Village Center is specifically planned as the core center of the entire development. The size and the location is planned based on successful mixed use developments in a similar context. The Village Center’s 3.5 acre mixed use zone will allow for a mix of smaller format commercial spaces and mixed-use buildings that will accommodate uses such as retail/food venues and co-working spaces on the ground floor, with residential and office uses permitted on second and third floors. The retail uses are anticipated to serve both the surrounding office/Technology Park and residential neighborhoods.
“The Yard,” an 11-acre linear park, located immediately north of the mixed-use retail zone, is the physical center and social heart of the Village Center and the broader plan area. Envisioned as a largely passive green space, The Yard will serve as a shared “front porch” for the broader Tech Park community.
A mix of low density (VCLDR) and medium density (VCMDR) residential units are located on the eastern portion of the Village Center District. Contemporary row house, townhouse, small lot and detached units will provide a variety of housing opportunities for those that desire a more centrally located and lively residential experience. Residential units within the Village Center will help foster an active mixed-use District well past traditional office hours, bolstering the viability of retail and commercial uses.
It is anticipated that the Village Center mixed use zone will build out as commercial/office uses in the Technology Park and the residential area also build out creating demand for retail/restaurant amenities. See Chapter 2, Section 2.4.2 of the Specific Plan for a more detailed description of the Village Center planning district.