The City of San Ramon has approved its General Plan 2040 that rezones several sites within Sunset Development Company’s Bishop Ranch, including the 92-acre Chevron Park campus that will create a pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use neighborhood called Orchards that integrates residential, retail and recreational spaces into the overall Bishop Ranch community.
Last year, Sunset Development Company acquired the office campus with the vision of reimaging the integral site that sits within the core of the nearly 600-acre Bishop Ranch community, one of the largest privately owned, master-planned communities in the country that has been owned and developed by the Mehran family since 1978.
“Bishop Ranch is a place of constant evolution – our job as stewards of this property is to optimize what we own and bring it forward to the next generation. One of our biggest responsibilities is to ensure Bishop Ranch remains relevant and dynamic in the marketplace,” said Alexander Mehran Jr., president and chief executive officer of Sunset Development Company in a statement. “We’re expanding our already walkable downtown destination, with all of life’s daily necessities, into one central location – it’s not just office, it’s not just retail, it’s not just suburban homes. This is an ecosystem that includes all of these uses in one convenient place for a well-rounded, hassle-free lifestyle.”
Orchards will comprise 2,600 residential homes, 125,000 square feet of retail space, a 2.5-acre park and a perimeter walking greenway connecting to Iron Horse Trail. Decommissioning of Chevron Park is expected to begin this summer. As part of additional redevelopment plans outside of Orchards, Sunset Development is designing an outdoor performance theater to accommodate up to 3,500 guests for live music, performing arts and entertainment shows of all kinds.
“Over the past decade, we have been pivoting Bishop Ranch from being among the country’s top office campuses to becoming the heart and soul of San Ramon, one of the world’s best suburban cities,” said Mehran. “In a few short weeks, we’ll begin to see it all play out as our first homeowners move into their homes in City Village by SummerHill Homes. It’s a watershed moment for us as the future of Bishop Ranch comes into focus.”
Bishop Ranch combines office, residential, hotels, retail, restaurants and entertainment. The residential program will ultimately bring up to 10,000 residences to Bishop Ranch, 1,000 of which are affordable housing. Home sales are well underway within City Village by SummerHill Homes, which will offer 404 detached houses and attached townhomes. Belmont Senior Living will deliver 185 residences in early 2025. Ultimately, the retail and hospitality offering will include 850,000 square feet of retail space and a 169-room hotel. Thirty percent of the plan will be set aside as open space, including parks, trails and gardens. City Village is walkable to City Center Bishop Ranch – the lively, open-air destination in the heart of Bishop Ranch.