This multi-family development is located within close proximity to downtown Concord and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station, providing excellent opportunities for residents to take public transit, walk to restaurants and downtown, and live an almost car-free lifestyle. Each detached residence provides a one-car garage on the backside of the house and a shared, landscaped pedestrian alley leading up to the front door. Michael and his firm determined the street furnishings for the neighborhood, including streetlights, benches, fencing, mailboxes, etc.
With tight spaces and many different micro-climates due to the two story homes and common walkways, Michael designed unique plant palettes for most of the fifty-two units. The plant palettes took into consideration sun exposure, soil content, adjacent permeable and impervious surfaces, and wind exposure. Two pocket parks and one corner park were also designed in the scope of services for this project. A high efficiency irrigation system was designed for each plant palette, as well as for each of the parks.
The high-density infill development continues to encourage alternative transit use, which is vital to this family-friendly neighborhood. Centre Pointe sold out of inventory quicker than other nearby developments due to the high density, closeness to BART and neighborhood amenities.