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23 August 2022

Town Center at The Preserve Mixed-Use Development, Chino, USA

The Town Center at The Preserve, a mixed-use, premier shopping destination, will be opened in Spring 2023.
The Town Center at The Preserve, a retail and mixed-use development in Chino, California, is being built by CSI Construction Company. Credit: Lewis Retail Centers.
The Town Center at The Preserve will feature Kenwood's Kitchen and Tap, a 4,710ft² eatery. Credit: Lewis Management Corp.
KTGY was contracted to provide the design for the new retail and office complex. Credit: Lewis Retail Centers.

The Town Center at The Preserve is an upcoming retail centre in Chino city, California, US. It is being developed by Lewis Retail Centers, a shopping centre developer based in the US.

The new, mixed-use development will feature a diverse mix of retailers, office spaces, and common areas.

Set to be opened in 2023, The Town Center at The Preserve will provide a downtown-style district within a new masterplan.

The Town Centre location

The Town Center project is being developed in the heart of residential neighbourhoods of the Preserve in Chino, in western San Bernardino county, California.

The mixed-use centre will be located at Pine Avenue and Main Street, Chino.

Design details

The Town Center at The Preserve will feature traditional street-front attractions in a suburban environment.

The retail and mixed-use complex will be built with natural stone, laser-cut metal panels, stucco, and wood-look tiles.

The restaurant facades will feature bi-fold garage doors connecting indoor dining areas with outdoor plazas.

The entrances to the retail units will be located in the rear section, facing surface parking while amenities will be located on the Main Street frontage.

The design includes individual plazas with raised planter boxes with seat walls, pedestrian benches, soft lounge seating, and shade structures to enhance the visitor experience.

The Main Street sculpture will provide a sense of arrival and departure for visitors.

The Town Center at The Preserve will provide connections to the nearby residential community, which will enable residents to walk to the mixed-use complex.

Angled parking and bulb-out corners will be created to enhance safety near pedestrian zones. The design also incorporates raised tabletop crosswalks to enhance safety at pedestrian crossings, without the need for ramps.

Features of Town Center at The Preserve

The Town Center will be a kid-friendly neighbourhood centre spread across 24 acres. It will feature cafes, a brewery, a theatre, pathways, fitness facilities, recreation areas, gathering spaces, and outdoor grass areas.

Spanning more than 146,800ft², the upcoming mixed-use development will feature retail and office spaces.

The Town Center at The Preserve will comprise Main Street retail with an active street front, vertical mixed-use units on upper floors, and second-level office spaces above the Main Street.

It will also feature event spaces and suburban-style parking spaces. The new mixed-use district will host community events and music performances.

Amenities will also include rideshare pick-up and drop-off areas, and social media engagement spaces.

Retail and dining areas

The Town Center at The Preserve will be anchored by a Stater Bros. Markets department store. It will comprise six new shop buildings.

The food and beverage options at the mixed-use district will include Kenwood’s Kitchen and Tap, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and 7 Miles Tea Lab.

Spanning 4,710ft2, Kenwood’s Kitchen and Tap will serve guests dishes such as pulled pork sliders, wings, burgers, jalapeno poppers, fried chicken, and flatbreads. The menu will also include desserts such as classic apple pie and cheesecake puffs. A full-service bar at the restaurant will serve draught beers, speciality cocktails, and wine.

Contractors involved

CSI Construction Company, a general contractor based in the US, received a contract to construct the Town Center at The Preserve.

KTGY, an international full-service architecture and planning firm, provided the design for the project. DRC Engineering also provided design services.

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