Published December 18, 2012 Volume 20, Number 12
With nearly 500 businesses occupying over 11 million square feet and an additional 4,000 residents on its 875 acres, Hacienda is the largest mixed-use development of its kind in Northern California. The park is a hub of activity with a number of new companies arriving and new projects in the works. Fortunately, there is a great resource that keeps track of everything going on in the park, right at your fingertips: the Hacienda web site at www.hacienda.org.
Looking for a restaurant or dry cleaner? Curious about the businesses in the park's biotech cluster? From free transit passes to discount offers at regional attractions and more, there's a constantly growing number of bonuses that go with being part of Hacienda, and the park's web site and additional online services provide an easy way to keep current.
Hacienda's site is divided into four major sections: General, Services, Reference, and Tools. The General section provides an overview of all things Hacienda, from the park's location to area demographics to details about infrastructure and amenities. Services offered by the park are classified by offerings targeted to Owners, Businesses, and those Living & Working in the park. References include directories of park properties and businesses, including a useful services locator, and a comprehensive list of local and regional resources in Education, Entertainment, Government, Media, Transportation, and more. Tools include ways to contact the park's staff, to order materials, and a site search function, among other things.
Exploring www.hacienda.org with your favorite browser is the best way to take it all in, but here is a summary of the information that appears on the site:
Whether you're a first-time visitor or long-time park occupant, you can get a great introduction to what makes Hacienda one of the best working and living environments in the world.
The businesses that have chosen to locate here represent the best and brightest of contemporary corporate America and include everything from small offices to regional centers to large campuses for company headquarters. This section offers details on the park setting, from a description of the park's infrastructure and sustainability initiatives to a list of the companies that occupy significant office or R&D space, segmented by industry.
Hacienda is an aggregation of over 100 individual parcels. The park offers a wide range of services to its owners and investors.
Hacienda has a wealth of business opportunities and resources. Companies in Hacienda have always found the opportunity to do business with one another and the park actively works to help establish relationships between the larger community and the development. Toward that end, Hacienda offers park businesses a number of special services to help meet business needs.
Employees and residents at Hacienda enjoy the finest services available. Whether you are looking for first-class amenities, the ultimate in commute alternative incentives, or want a great deal on a meal or entertainment, Hacienda has something to serve your needs. Whether you work here, live here, or both, a number of value-added benefits are yours at Hacienda.
This section contains information about specific Hacienda properties. Details like the size and management of any property can be accessed by selecting it either on the Hacienda map or by the list of addresses displayed on the Profiles page.
The newly reformatted Tenant Directory is searchable by business name, address, category, or date of arrival. All entries indicate when the business first became a Hacienda tenant. The section also includes an interactive form where tenants can update information and keep their listings current.
Looking for great service? Look no further than right around the corner. You will find a variety of business and personal services to suit every need, all of them located right here in the park. The interactive Service Locator feature will tell you where to find service businesses in a dozen different categories (Banks, Child Care, Cleaners, etc.) on a map of the park. Clicking on a map icon displays a business description, physical address, and contact information.
The highlight of this section is a new, five-minute video illustrating Hacienda's qualities as a premier business address. You can also find a visual timeline that plots park history from June, 1982, to the present, as well as a slide show of images from Hacienda's past.
One of the prime reasons for living and working in the Bay Area is the tremendous quality of life available in the region. There are always things to do, sights to see, events to experience, and organizations devoted to fulfilling every need. Whether you'd like to see a play or go wine-tasting, find a school or medical facility, contact your elected representatives or obtain a list of the local media, make transit connections or establish utility service, the Resources section will point you in the right direction.
Hacienda provides multiple online information services free of charge. Pathways, Hacienda's first publication, established an important connection between the park and the community. The online archives comprise issues from 1983-1991 in PDF format. The NETWORK newsletter is a free publication printed monthly and distributed in both Hacienda and the local community. The searchable archives contain articles from 1996 to the present.
Hacienda Online! Connection bulletins present both archived and current information on Hacienda's services, amenities, programs, and events, while Hacienda Online! Community News bulletins provide a direct link to the local and regional community. Hacienda Online! Development Update bulletins include monthly summaries of project activity and the latest reports on Hacienda planning activities. Hacienda Online! Property Resource bulletins contain information on important aspects of property management within Hacienda, including details on park initiatives aimed at assisting owners in the management of their properties.
All newsletters and bulletins are sent out periodically via our free e-mail subscription service. To sign up, simply select the registration option on the introduction page, www.hacienda.org/ho/home.html .
Here, you can find listings of both publications that have featured Hacienda as well as a listing of press releases the park has issued.
There is always something going on in Hacienda and the wider community! This section of the web site hosts the park's electronic calendar of local and regional events ranging from meetings of local non-profits and business support groups to theater and music performances. You will also find an interactive form to submit notices of new event listings.
Park contacts are just a click away. This section includes park e-mail addresses, a staff list, and details on contacting the Hacienda Hotline, prerecorded messages on Transportation, Security, Business Services, the Hacienda Coupon Program, Park Development, and the Hacienda NETWORK newsletter.
Searching Hacienda's site for specific information is quick and easy. The site search engine performs a number of different searches based on keywords and methods of your choosing, so you can quickly find whatever information you seek.
All kinds of materials, from Hacienda annual reports to its custom Emergency Procedure Manual to City of Pleasanton Development Information, are available to download. You can also make requests for other printed matter, such as the Orientation packet, which will be delivered to any valid address within the park.
Here you will find a linked outline of the entire Hacienda web site and an "at-a-glance" look at everything that is available.
This page offers a comprehensive explanation of how Hacienda uses information gathered through its website.
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