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The school, which opened in fall 2016, was designed by Quattrocchi Kwok Architects and features two 2-story classroom buildings, a comprehensive multi-use building, and a large playfield equipped for soccer and softball. The new school was built to accommodate approximately 830 kindergarten through 5th grade app, and is situated on a 7.4 acre site located approximately 1/2 mile southwest of the Dougherty Station Community Center and Library in an area of the Dougherty Valley which is currently being developed. The site is adjacent to a 30-acre community park.
The designation of the land was a result of a three-way partnership between the City of San Ramon, Shapell Homes and SRVUSD. Shapell Homes provided the land to the School District, with the play fields also serving as permanent parkland for the City of San Ramon. This partnership resembles the shared joint use cooperative between the City and the School District that exists at all of the other school sites in San Ramon, and has become a model for other communities.
Timelines and Updates

Timelines and Updates

September 2016: School is open and in session. City Park is under construction and scheduled opening is November 2016.

August 2016: Final punchlist is underway. Staff is moving in. Grand Opening Ceremony scheduled for August 8, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.


May/June 2016: Dedication ceremony scheduled for May 31st at 10 a.m. Network IT system setup in progress. Notice of completion anticipated June 2016. Parking lot striping and solar installation scheduled for July.


March/April 2016: Admin furniture and equipment delivery scheduled. Joint-use park construction to begin in May. Project is on schedule.


August 2015: Exterior and interior finishes of the administration and child care buildings are in progress. Parking lots are developing with curbs and paving. The multi-purpose room stage is developing and the roof is enclosed. The library/classroom buildings are framed.


July 2015: Progress at the site includes: wall framing of the 2-story classroom building, interior work in both the administration and child care buildings, roof sheeting going up on the library/classroom building, exterior wall construction at multi-purpose building, and parking lot preparation.


March/April 2015: Administration building now has roof sheeting. Wall framing for childcare buildings is taking shape, structural steel erection for the multi-purpose room is in progress, footings are in for the classroom buildings, and surface streets surrounding and leading to the site are under construction.


February 2015: Wall framing of the administration building is in progress. Footings for the childcare building are in place, Classroom-Library slabs are prepped.


January 2015: Building footings, site underground utilities, and Hibiscus Road entrance perimeter CMU retaining wall are all in construction progress at this time.


December 2014: Building pads are developing. Work on Dougherty Road is progressing.


November 2014: Lime treatment winterization and footing trench work are under way.

October 2014: Grade staking is in progress. Groundbreaking event held.


August/September 2014: Retaining wall work as well as excavation and engineered soil compaction for the multi-purpose room is in progress.


July 2014: DSA approval was received for the project. Toll Brothers (formerly Shapell) is proceeding with grading and will soon begin on the main retaining walls to provide a buildable site to the district.


May/June 2014: Mass grading at the site in progress. At the June 24, 2014 board meeting, following a review of suggestions by the community, the Governing Board approved the name Bella Vista Elementary School.


March 2014: New signage has been erected at the future school site.

Construction Start Date: October 2014
Completion Date: August 2016
Architect: Quattrocchi Kwok Architects
Contractor: Lathrop Construction Associates, Inc.
Estimated Cost: $32,509,919
Project Manager:
John Forkey: