KTGY GROUP Selected as Architect for Transcan's County Crossings 250-Acre Mixed-Use Project in Antioch, Calif.

January 27, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
IRVINE, CA – Award-winning ktgy group, INC., Architecture and Planning, was selected by Transcan Development, LLC of Alamo, Calif. as the architect for County Crossings, a 250-acre mixed-use development project located in Antioch, Calif. Situated at the intersection of Highways 4 and 160 in Contra Costa County, County Crossings is one of the largest remaining developable sites in the Bay Area offering freeway frontage.

County Crossings is planned to feature approximately 1,200,000 square feet of retail, 250,000 square feet of office, a transit oriented residential village, and a proposed Light Rail BART Station, which will sit at the nexus of the project. The retail component will include large anchor tenants and major retailers, specialty shops, restaurants and cafes plus a neighborhood component.

County Crossings is expected to serve the needs of this rapidly growing region in Contra Costa County which on average sees over 82,000 cars passing the site daily. Currently, there are 275,650 people that live within 10 miles of the site. Known as the oldest city in California, Antioch is also the central point linking San Francisco and the East Bay to Sacramento and the Central Valley.

“Because of the outstanding growth in the area, we want to create a distinct sense of ‘neighborhood’ for the residents and visitors,” states Greg Lyon, principal at KTGY. “It is our goal to have County Crossings’ design reflect Antioch’s quality lifestyle, and offer an intimacy of scale and customer convenience that will include ease of access as well as artistic embellishments, service amenities and a wide retail selection. We also want to create an environment that promotes extended stay for residents and visitors. The opportunities for the City are vast and KTGY is going to make a positive difference in supporting their vision.”

Earlier this year KTGY launched a full-service retail/mixed-use studio headed up by Lyon and Albert Croft, AIA, who brings 30-years of design experience. The team offers particular expertise in main street/lifestyle destinations, multi-level urban retail centers, entertainment/leisure, renovations/expansions, retailers/operators, and value centers.

“County Crossings is a complex, true mixed-use design project incorporating retail, office, residential and transit-oriented space,” says Lyon. “Our design focal point will be the BART station located at the center of the project with the highest density of use revolving around BART. In this type of project, it is critical to make each use compatible with the other users and to move seamless from urban environment to suburban environment. We anticipate that this project will become a model for other cities looking to successfully blend these components and are excited to capitalize on KTGY’s talent and expertise in this highly specialized area of design.”

The shopping center, which is presently in the planning stages, is currently estimated to break ground in 2007 and open mid to late 2008.

KTGY GROUP, INC., Architecture and Planning, was created in 1991, with project viability and client satisfaction as abiding priorities, while providing complete planning and architectural design services for residential communities and retail developments. In a complex and changing world, the firm consistently delivers innovative solutions that reflect clear understanding of development, marketing and financial performance. KTGY takes particular pride in its highly motivated and principal led studio teams, who deliver superior services, thus strengthening clients’ long-term growth and earnings objectives. Serving clients throughout the western United States, the firm has locations in Irvine, Santa Monica, Oakland and Denver. For more information, visit our website at www.ktgy.com.

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