Redwood Creek

Redwood Creek

Redwood City, situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, occupies a unique relationship with the San Francisco Bay supporting an active industrial port in the outer harbor and recreational boat marinas within the inner harbor in close vicinity to its downtown.
 
Rick Hill was hired by a redevelopment group to explore opportunities for repositioning this waterfront district to incorporate an aquatic center for public access to the waterfront and a new vision for a waterfront village as a regional destination.
 
Recognizing the strategic location of the site nestled between the San Francisco Bay and Highway 101, Rick created a vision of a low impact waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment village. He created the economic strategy, market research and merchandising plan which formed the structural frame for the entire development. The plan called for 80 specialty shops and the largest concentration of restaurants in the Bay area, a community playhouse, a working waterfront, and an Olympic Rowing Center combined with community recreation programs.
 
Working with Hart Howerton technical, geological, transportation and mass transit issues were analyzed. Concept diagrams were produced and reviewed, ultimately evolving into a final master plan strategy. A series of perspective drawings were also produced that gave life to the vision and demonstrated how a unique urban village could be positioned on this sensitive waterfront.