Case Studies

Showing All Angles — St Helena Safeway

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After over a decade of dispute, Square One's photomontages assisted the mitigative design and ultimate approval of the St. Helena Safeway expansion.  After years of community opposition, Safeway's proposal in 2000 featured a thoughtfully designed main façade, but neglected to objectively consider the impact from other views.

Knowing that the view facing a residential street was a concern to the community, Square One's photomontages revealed a potential issue with the rear massing of the design before it was submitted for review.  A newly mitigated design was submitted in the EIR, and the project was finally approved.