Michael A. Cook was Project Manager during all phases of design and construction observation for the Novato Fair Shopping Center. From the beginning, this was a very watched project by the City of Novato, as it is located very close to downtown and is a very busy, well visited shopping center. The client was Safeway and the shopping center's owner. The parking lot was completely redesigned; all landscape was removed and redesigned. A new path leading from the corner of the two main streets of Novato lead along the side of Safeway into the development, to enable pedestrians to easily access the center. The planting was mainly native, drought-tolerant species.
*Completed by Michael A. Cook while with Ralph J. Alexander & Associates