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Published July 24, 2007
Volume 15, Number 7




1982


First ordinance passed approving the first phase of Hacienda

Phase I sites created

Hacienda Business Park Owners Association created

Chabot Center occupied

Amador Centers approved

Associates Center approved

Willow Center approved

1983

Hacienda Transportation Service created

Moveable feast celebration guided tour of in tract improvements

Second ordinance passed approving the first phase of Hacienda

Hacienda Master plan receives merit award

1984

AT&T comes to Hacienda from San Francisco

Hacienda receives community award

Developers of Hacienda complete flood control improvements

Hacienda hosts first annual Soccer City Run

I-580 and I-680 interchanges scheduled for improvements


Hewlett Packard breaks ground

Hacienda welcomes Sheraton and Velvet Turtle

Associates Center hosts Grand Fiesta

Stoneridge Drive widening complete
“I’ve been asked where the name ‘Hacienda’ came from and why the arches. During our pre-acquisition due diligence, we noticed that much of the land in the Tri-Valley had originally been acquired by individuals in the early 19th Century via Spanish land grants. Underlying title maps still reflected some of these grants and the haciendas related to them. Thus, the name. While it’s hard to imagine today, you have to recognize that, in 1982, the park was a vast open area. There were no interchanges except for a modest one at Hopyard and I-580 and it was difficult for interested parties to find the property. The arches helped to solve that condition.”
Joe Callahan
Callahan Property Company


1985

Pleasanton voters ratify plan for Hacienda

Hewlett Packard moves into new facility at park

Hopyard Road Interchange breaks ground

Hacienda hosts first annual Picnic in the Park

Sheraton opens

Hacienda Child Care Center breaks ground

Associates National Bank comes to Hacienda

Associates Center receives “Award of Merit”

1986

Ordinance passed approving the second phase of Hacienda

Callahan Pentz receives energy efficiency award for Hacienda

Final phase of Hacienda receives unanimous approval from city

Phase II sites created


Child Development Center grand opening

Hacienda West opens

AT&T ground breaking on 1.1 million sq. ft. facilities

Hacienda hosts new annual food drive

Courtyard by Marriott grand opening
 
"I have fond memories of the community parties and fundraisers we hosted in some of the buildings like the Saratoga Center and the Willow Center that were just shells at the time. They were grand affairs with guests in their finest attire arriving at unlandscaped, vacant buildings. It was the beginning of the spirit of cooperation between Hacienda and community groups that still exists today.”
Patrick O’Brien
Leisure Sports


1987

Hacienda Child Development Center receives national award

Hacienda Motors Ltd. opens


1988

Hacienda opens new information center

New streets open in Hacienda

AT&T Center opens

680 Stoneridge interchange approved and construction begins

Hacienda receives outstanding project award for soil conservation and comprehensive soil testing


Hacienda sponsors first art and wine event

Hopyard overpass opens

1989

Hacienda named one of the World’s Best Business Parks by Site Selection Magazine

Corporate Stampede raises more than $2000 for Special Olympics


Hacienda hosts Hawaiian Luau

Gateway Square merchants celebrate grand opening

Britannia Business Center approved

New Stoneridge overpass opens
 
“No matter what business you invest in, you leave some kind of statement over time. In Pleasanton, I believe Hacienda is the one that will leave the greatest mark”
Mark Sweeney
CM Realty


1990

Wells Fargo opens new branch in Hacienda


Hacienda and I-580 overpass begins construction

Construction begins on Pleasanton post office in Hacienda

Hacienda games raise $3000 for PUSD

Bissel & Karn move headquarters to Hacienda

BART opens Pleasanton field office

1991

Las Positas College opens an off-campus at Hacienda

Dutra Realty builds new facility in Hacienda

Hometown Heroes parade held in Hacienda

Hacienda Interchange opens

Chevy’s opens

Pleasanton leadership program TSM Award given to Hacienda

BART breaks ground

City Council approves residential housing in Hacienda
 
“Though working with a large team of experts is an everyday occurrence for TJKM now, it was a rarity in the 1980s. Looking back, our recommendations worked out quite well. Even today, the congestion that vehicles may experience in the area is rarely within Hacienda.”
Chris Kinzel
TJKM Transportation Consultants


1992

Verona housing development breaks ground

Child Care Resource Center opens

Nellcor breaks ground on new facility

1993

Hacienda transportation programs honored

1994

SmithKline and Wal*Mart pick Hacienda for new sites

PeopleSoft moves to AT&T Center

Ground breaks on Siena, Avila and Valencia homes

Wal*Mart breaks ground

1995

Hacienda gets new retail center - Metro 580

Unisource Worldwide builds facility in Hacienda

University of Phoenix opens

Hacienda hosts Hopfest, raising $30,000 for Tri-Valley charities

Verona housing project sells out

1996

New park opens in Hacienda


ProBusiness breaks ground on headquarters

1997

PeopleSoft unveils plans for campus

BART opens May 10th

Archstone approved

1998


PeopleSoft opens new campus

Sierra Suites opens

Shaklee breaks ground on new facility

Owens Park and Creekside Park break ground

ProBusiness breaks ground on expansion

Hacienda companies compete at Technology Festival

Joe Callahan, Mark Sweeney and Patrick O’Brien given Mayors award for outstanding contribution to community
 
"We’ve been successful because we have good employees and work for clients who have viable projects, projects that make sense. Today, we’re the oldest engineering firm in Pleasanton and have been involved in many major projects here like Ruby Hill, Vineyard Corridor improvements and Bernal property, but it makes me especially proud to have been involved with the first development of Hacienda.”
 Pete Ruggeri
Ruggeri, Jensen, Azar & Associates


1999


ValleyCare health library moves to Hacienda

1st United Credit Union opens headquarters

Hacienda receives 1999 Clean Air Envy award from American Lung Association


Shaklee, ADG, Archstone all open Hacienda facilities

“Shaklee looked at numerous sites in San Francisco and every business park in the East Bay. None could match Hacienda Business Park in terms of attractiveness, proximity to transportation, and overall high quality management.”
Marjorie Fine
Senior VP and General Counsel Shaklee


2000

Commerce One moves worldwide headquarters to Hacienda

Visioneer and moves corporate headquarters to Hacienda

Iron Planet’s headquarter opens in Hacienda


Thomas Hart Middle School opens
 
“I grew up in Pleasanton and watched Hacienda Business Park be built. My first “office” job was in the Hacienda West building. Now, I am the Senior Property Manager of three projects within the park. Pleasanton is my history and it’s exciting to be a part of its on-going growth and opportunities.”
Julie Remy
     Senior Property Manager
   Harsch Investment Properties


2001


Polycom moves to Hacienda

Hopyard Plaza approved

WAMU brings wholesale and retail mortgage operations to Hacienda
 
“The Hacienda Business Park is a tremendous asset to the City of Pleasanton. Not only is it home to 475 excellent companies, including several Fortune 500 firms, but it’s also a symbol of our community’s commitment to business. We recognize that having a strong economic base brings in revenues that allow the City to continually provide a variety of excellent amenities for both residents and employees.”
Nelson Fialho
City Manager, Pleasanton


2002

PeopleSoft expands campus

Prudential California Realty moves corporate campus to park

2003

Ross Store moves corporate headquarters to Hacienda

2004

Kohls opens

Sports Chalet opens

Commerce West Insurance moves headquarter to Hacienda

2005

Kaiser Permanente purchases Hacienda facilities

Simpson Manufacturing purchases Hacienda facility

Direct Buy discount home products moves to Hacienda
 
“We are so proud the Hacienda Business Park is located in Pleasanton. The management and ownership of the Park have been outstanding partners in making Hacienda a desirable place to live and work in this community. By staying attuned to the needs of Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley, Hacienda Business Park has been a significant contributor to the quality of life we all enjoy.”
Jennifer Hosterman
     Pleasanton Mayor


2006-2007

ValleyCare Health Systems announces new cancer center in Hacienda

Dahlin Group completes new headquarters

SCIF purchases Hacienda facility

Roche breaks ground on new facility

2007


Robert Half International expands in Hacienda
 
“2007 marks the 10th year Roche moved into our new campus in the Hacienda Business Park. Looking back on the decision and why Hacienda was ultimately selected as our new home, we clearly made the right choice. Decision criteria included: central location with good access to public transportation, room to expand and a high quality business park with a wide assortment of amenities. I believe these qualities have in part contributed to our ability to attract and retain excellent employees who in turn have contributed to our success and growth. We are proud to be a tenant in the business park and a member of the Pleasanton community.”
               Greg Canfield
Roche Molecular Systems



Photo captions:
1 A view of Hacienda at the intersection of Hopyard Road and Stoneridge Drive in 1983
2 The Associates Center, now Hacienda Terrace
3 Chabot Center
4 Karin Mohr breaks a champagne bottle at the groundbreaking ceremony for the business park
5 Site for Diablo Center
6 Hacienda Grand Opening
7 Soccer City Run, 1984
8 Hacienda overpass construction, 1991
9 The first official car to drive on the ramp to Northbound 680 from Stoneridge Drive
10 CarrAmerica Conference Center
11 Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station
12 Owens Drive ribbon cutting, 1988
13 The second floor of Bissell & Karn under construction, 1986
14 Aerial view of 680, left to right, and Stoneridge Drive, top to bottom
15 Dublin/Pleasanton BART opening, 1997 BART president Margaret Pryor receives a plaque from Ernie Hughes
16 AT&T opening with participants including Ken Mercer, Governor Pete Wilson, and Bob Shallenberger
17 Roche Molecular Systems
18  Remedy
19 Hacienda Sales & Marketing office, 1988
20 Chip Wiser, left, and Don Marks, right, of the Prudential marketing group
21  Corporate Stampede
22 Allen and Tony Ragone at an open house at their 390,000 sq. ft. Unisource facility, 1995
23 Hacienda Child Development Center ground breaking,1985
24 Virginia Fellingham brought her stagecoach and gave rides to the public at the Wells Fargo grand opening
25 Aerial view of Hacienda today
26 The Taylor Building
27 Oracle
28 Kaiser Permanente IT
29 Shaklee
30 SafeAmerica Credit Union
31 Hopyard Plaza
32 Dahlin Group
33 1st United Services Credit Union
34 Simpson Manufacturing


 

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