2250 Douglas Blvd., Suite 150
Roseville, CA 95661
The largest retail center built in Rancho Cordova in perhaps two decades, the 24-acre Capital Village Town Center at Zinfandel and International Drives is part of Rancho Cordova’s Capital Village master-planned community, a blend of residential, commercial, and retail uses that surround a four-acre central park. The California Chapter of the American Planning Association selected Capital Village as 2009’s Planning Project Award recipient. Capital Village also won the 2008 Blueprint Excellence Award from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments and the Planning Project Award from the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the American Planning Association.
Capital Village Town Center, which opened in 2008, has a village design with a “Main Street” running through the middle of the project from Zinfandel up to Lowe's. The center's Main Street features retail shops and restaurants on the first floor, with office spaces on the second floor. Wide walkways in front of the stores on Main Street have benches, bike racks, street trees, planters, decorative paving, and outdoor dining facilities.
The Capital Village retail center is located on Zinfandel Drive between Data Drive and International Drive in the City of Rancho Cordova. The project features Lowe’s Home Improvement Store as the primary anchor and includes Chili’s Restaurant, U.S. Bank, two minor anchor pads, and 9 other shop/pad buildings. RSC Engineering provided the entire parking lot and infrastructure design for the retail center which included pedestrian and vehicular links to the existing roadways.
Client: DSL Service Company
Parcel Size: 24.88 Acres
Building Size: Built 233,234 SF; approved for 291,884 SF
The project posed numerous engineering challenges. The most significant challenge was the soil conditions left from the dredging operations during the gold mining years. The insitu soils required significant over-excavation and recompaction to address this issue.
In addition, RSC worked with the geotechnical engineer and the contractor to resolve complex issues that arose during construction from infiltration of offsite underground drainage from adjacent property. RSC in conjunction with the soils engineers devised appropriate solutions to address these water issues and RSC, on behalf of the client, negotiated the cost of mitigating the unforeseen conditions with the contractor.
RSC Engineering provided comprehensive engineering services including: