Providence Landing Master-Planned Community

Lompoc, California


PROJECT STATS

Client: Coastal Vision Development
Size: 139 acres
Year Complete: 2006

DESIGN & ENGINEERING TEAM

Ravatt Albrecht & Associates and Van Atta Associates.

STAKEHOLDERS

  • Capital Pacific Homes

REQUIRED REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS

  • Santa Barbara County Board of Architectural Review
  • Santa Barbara County Planning and Building

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

Determine the feasibility of additional housing in the Vandenberg Village community, and provide site design and design guidelines for the community.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Ravatt Albrecht & Associates designed this new, 284 home community and its associated recreational areas, including a recreation center, pool, sports fields and courts, parks, and trails.

Work included a master plan in which landscape areas are designed around natural habitats (including Oak Woodland, Chaparral Range, and Riparian Corridors); wildlife corridors run from North to South and from East to West; water flows along the corridors to recharge basins that revitalize groundwater using surface run-off; and roads travel along the contours of the site to reduce traffic.

The result is a community that incorporates porch neighborhoods and places emphasis on recreation and society. Multi-family workforce housing makes up twenty percent of the housing; the public central park consists of a 6,000 sq. ft. recreation building, pool, three baseball fields, a multi-purpose field for soccer and football, two tennis courts, four volleyball courts, a tot play area, and walking and cycling trails; and space for a future interpretive center was planned at the Burton Mesa Chaparral Trailhead.

RAVATT ALBRECHT & ASSOCIATES SERVICES

Architectural and planning, including feasibility studies, programming, site design, and design guidelines; mechanical and plumbing engineering.