Porter Ranch, CA
At face value, the Vineyards at Porter Ranch is a retail and dining center meant to serve the local Porter Ranch community. Prior to its construction, many residents sought retail and entertainment opportunities outside the community, making Porter Ranch, largely, a bedroom community. However, there was a great interest in keeping business dollars local, and with an ever-increasing awareness of traffic's environmental impacts, the community sought opportunities to keep retail and entertainment local. The Vineyards at Porter Ranch not only helped to fill the void of a local shopping and entertainment venue, but it also provided Porter Ranch with a community center. With hopes of creating a space that residents could consider an extension of their own homes, where neighbors could meet up with neighbors, and where the community could gather to celebrate, the Vineyards at Porter Ranch is more than just a shopping center. It is the community's living room. It provides generous outdoor spaces to create a park-like atmosphere for users to sit at leisure and gather for large events. The Vineyards at Porter Ranch has brought life and vibrancy to the Porter Ranch, and has strengthened it as a community.