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Danville Town Center

Danville, CA


Mixed-Use | Residential

Tenant Improvement
9,425 SF Retail

5,700 SF Restaurant

2,300 SF Office
14 Residential Homes

1.13 AC

23.38 U/A

940 - 1,430 SF



Design Development

Presentation Graphics

Colors and Materials

Architectural Rendering

Branding and Logo Design


Castle Companies


2016 Gold Nugget Award:
Project of the year


This project has 2 defining elements. The first was the Historical Hotel building that needed to be preserved and renovated. The second was the introduction of the new mixed-use buildings and parking.

This was the first residential/retail mixed-use project ever approved in Danville, which is why it took over 7 years for entitlement and another 3 years to start construction.


The design of this project was to develop all the parts and pieces as if they had been there for decades.  The elevation needed to appear as a series of older traditional mixed-use buildings of the past, with residents on the upper floor.

Key design points:

  • Dealing with two-story building massing keeping in scale of the historical hotel

  • Feel and look like shopkeeper buildings

  • Hide all the required residential parking

  • Develop flexible contemporary retail/restaurant spaces

  • Manage the variations of colors and materials used in the project

  • ADA accessibility on a sloping site that requires retail entries and floor levels

  • Historical preservation of the 100-year hotel

  • A planning department who only refers to projects that are 40 years or older.


This project is well received by the community and has rejuvenated its small downtown area.

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