Sunset Development Company has updated its plan for the San Ramon City Center project and is set to present the new proposal to the City Council and the public on Tuesday (June 10).
The concept for a public city center has been in the works for several years and was originally approved by the San Ramon City Council in 2008, but the economic recession and other obstacles prevented the project from getting underway, according to the developers.
The current proposal calls for the City Center to occupy 26 acres of Bishop Ranch and include residential, retail, dining and office spaces as well as a movie theater and hotel.
The initial retail portion is scheduled to open at the end of 2016, according to a statement from developers last Tuesday. The new San Ramon City Hall, planned to sit adjacent to the City Center, could break ground this year, according to Sunset Development.
Another project update is a new collaboration with architect Renzo Piano to design the plaza district of the center. Piano and his firm, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, designed several buildings across the globe, including the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and the London Bridge Tower.
Tuesday's council meeting, during which Sunset Development will showcase a full presentation of the City Center design, will be held at Dougherty Valley High's Performing Arts Center, 10550 Albion Road in San Ramon. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.