Plans are under review for a new senior housing project at Bishop Ranch 1A in San Ramon, Contra Costa County. The proposal is part of the much larger 4,500-unit CityWalk master plan, spearheaded by Sunset Development to create a new district in the city. This first portion will create 183 beds, offering assisted and independent living for seniors living in the Tri-Valley. The Texas-based Belmont Village Senior Housing company is sponsoring the development.
The 74-foot tall structure will yield 179,200 square feet along with 16,240 square feet of the landscaped area outside. Inside, 177 dwelling units will provide the 183-bed capacity. Residential amenities will span the gambit, with a full dining room and cafe, wine lounge, and bistro on the lower floors. Health amenities will include the pool and fitness centers on the first and sixth floors.
Other amenities include a wellness space, art studio, library, and salon on the fifth floor, and lounges scattered across each floor. On the top floor, there will be a roof deck, sports lounge, and sizable town hall to foster community within the building.
HKIT Architects is responsible for the design, clad with a familiar material pallette for the Bay Area, wood-finish panels, and cement plaster punctuated with floor-to-ceiling windows. Gates and Associates are responsible for landscape architecture.
The project will fill a long-vacant parcel nearby the city hall, retail, and an open park. Residents will also be across the street from City Center Bishop Ranch, the popular new shopping center by Sunset Development designed by the internationally renowned Renzo Piano Building Workshop. An estimated timeline for construction and completion has not been established.