Type: Shopping Center
Services: Landscape Architecture, Construction Observation
Principal In Charge: Michael A. Cook, PLA
Client: Nancy Voves, Safeway
The Novato Fair Shopping Center is located close to downtown Novato and was already a very busy shopping center with Safeway, Rite Aid, Big Lots, restaurants, and other miscellaneous shops. Due to this, the Novato Fair Shopping Center is always striving to keep a clean, welcoming feel.
Michael was Project Manager during all phases of design and construction observation for this project. Working with the shopping center’s owner, Safeway, and the City of Novato, the firm designed a modern, innovative landscaped parking lot and associated landscaping using native, drought-tolerant plants.
Taking into consideration the amount of traffic coming in and out of the shopping center, Michael designed a new path leading from the corner of the two main streets in Novato alongside Safeway to enable pedestrians to easily access the shopping center. Lights and new monument signs were placed for better visibility.