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Gale Ranch



Client: Shapell Homes


Located in the rolling hills of East Contra Costa County’s Dougherty Valley, Gale Ranch continues to evolve into one of the EastBay’s most desirable communities.  Formerly ranch land, the 2,708 acres being developed by Shapell Homes offers a variety of housing options as well as a championship golf course, landscaped creek corridors, and acres of parks and open space.

RJA has been an integral part of the development of Gale Ranch.  RJA has acted as the lead consultant responsible for the planning, design and surveying of all phases of this master-planned community. More than ten years ago, key RJA staff began the planning of this four-phase development.

Through the various phases, RJA has provided and prepared Site Plan Alternatives, Vesting Tentative Maps and Final Development Plans. Project Grading Plans, involving balancing more than 30 million yards of earthwork, were completed in four phases. Improvement Plans have been prepared for over 2,500 residential units, 6 lane arterial roadways, water quality ponds, detention basins, large size water and sewer transmission mains, a championship golf course, schools, parks and miles of creek and habitat restoration.