San Ramon is often described as a modern village, a history of small towns that constituted the area of the San Ramon valley. It was only in 1983, that voters decided to incorporate a separate city; now the region is home to over 500 global companies with over 8 million sq feet of office space, considered one of the San Francisco Bay’s premier business communities. With a recent announcement of a revised plan for the City Center, plans are going back to values of community-gathering and neighborhood atmosphere, that of the original small towns of the Valley.
NEW TECH AT OLD SITE
The old AT&T site was not a hard sale. The Bishop Ranch Business Park teamed up with investors to buy the massive headquarters in order to create a modern tech orientated entrepreneur hub.
They thought if new, smaller business were to move in, their collective dreams and admirations would become a carousel of innovation, as a dynamic part of the community-gathering culture of San Ramon.
By putting the price of a newly renovated office space at as little as a half the price of a prime office in Silicon Valley, new tenants are queuing up. With the shortage in both offices and housing, the bishops Ranch and would become a good alternative, where employees can walk or ride a bike to home, work and leisure.