A destination in its own right, this 24.6 acre mixed-use development will offer something for everyone. Situated adjacent to the 101 Freeway in Orcutt, CA, Clark Ranch will be an inviting place to stop for a few hours of shopping or an overnight stay full of rest and entertainment.
Designed in the Industrial Farmhouse style with a nod to the historic oil fields of the area, the outdoor shopping and dining mall will be anchored by an exciting and lively beer garden, complete with indoor and outdoor seating, a variety of gathering areas, fireplaces, fountains, lawn games, and rotating taps. Just outside the beer garden and within view of the people-watching bar, will sit a prominent stage with plenty of open space for community gatherings and musical events.
Just a short walk from the entertainment hub, visitors will be happy to find a well-appointed hotel to enable them to extend their stay. Intermixed with all this lively activity, a host of studio – 3-bedroom apartments will provide residents with the opportunity to live amongst the exciting, walkable environment, and enjoy access to the Resort-style pool and clubhouse, shops, dining, dog park, plazas, and ever-changing assortment of food trucks and other happenings.
Los Valles is an upscale, view-oriented residential community which was originally planned with 100 estate lots around an eighteen-hole golf course. The finances no longer worked for such a plan so Sitescapes was brought in to redesign the site plan. The project had already been 50% graded under the old design; our solution was to integrate this native hillside vegetation into a few of the fairways, as quality habitat and pedestrian open spaces. We also introduced a working vineyard and citrus orchard as a major community identity theme into the other fairways. Through creative site planning, an additional 400 lots were created and more possible active open space was provided, along with the preservation of ridges by limiting the impact of grading.
Like the “body of a Phoenix” the central river-front corridor is the main focal space of this community. It is to serve as the primary social and outdoor exercise space for all residents. Along this corridor is a large public plaza, one rice terrace-inspired amphitheater, tai-chi lawn, two natural water ponds, a viewing bridge and two arrival plazas.
A rain water retention basin and bio-filtration system are designed to work with the two water ponds, allowing for a more environmentally sensitive community.
Archibald Avenue Median
City of Ontario, California
Lewis Operating Corporation
City of Duarte, California