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Pleasant Hill BART Pleasant Hill, California
The Pleasant Hill BART Station Area is a 140-acre area surrounding the Pleasant Hill Station of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). The Pleasant Hill BART Station project was a re-development project explicitly designed to locate businesses, office buildings, and residential apartment buildings and subdivisions next to this regional transportation hub.
The earlier beginnings
As a result of the high quality work provided by Aliquot, eventually about 75% of all of the developers hired Aliquot to do the engineering preparation, design, and planning work for office buildings, apartment buildings, retail space, and residential subdivisions.
Initially, Aliquot was hired by the county to design and develop the roads for the BART and the surrounding neighborhoods. The county had a specific plan and applied for zoning changes allowing for commercial, retail, and residential development all in the same area.
Because, BART is located in an old neighborhood which had post-war housing, developers began to buy up the properties and make plans for re-development. Aliquot was then hired by many developers to do the acquisition work including plots and survey maps.
The result of quality
As a result of the high quality work provided by Aliquot, eventually about 75% of all of the developers hired Aliquot to do the engineering preparation, design, and planning work for office buildings, apartment buildings, retail space, residential subdivisions, and fitness center.
In addition, the county hired Aliquot for further services including the public roadway improvement, grading, and utility plans.
The unique conclusion
So, in an unusual circumstance, Aliquot became the engineering firm for both the public and private concerns surrounding the entire Pleasant Hill BART facility.
Planners and environmental interest have advocated this type of mixed development combined with public transportation for years, and have cited the Pleasant Hill BART Station Area as a prime example of a suburban employment/housing center next to transportation facilities.