The Pleasant Hill BART Station project was a 140-acre re-development project explicitly designed to locate businesses, office buildings, and residential apartment buildings and subdivisions next to this regional transportation hub.
Initially, Aliquot was hired by the county to design and develop the roads for the BART and the surrounding neighborhoods. The county had a specific plan and applied for zoning changes allowing for commercial, retail, and residential development all in the same area. As a result of the high quality work provided by Aliquot, eventually roughly 75% of all of the developers hired Aliquot to do the engineering preparation, design, and planning work for office buildings, apartment buildings, retail space, and residential subdivisions. In addition, the county hired Aliquot for further services including the public roadway improvement, grading, and utility plans.
Thus, Aliquot became the engineering firm for both the public and private concerns surrounding the entire Pleasant Hill BART facility. Planners and environmental interests have advocated this type of mixed development combined with public transportation for years, and have cited the Pleasant Hill BART Station Area as a prime example of a suburban employment/housing center adjacent to transportation facilities.