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Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Announces 2009 Beautification of the Year Award Recipient

December 11, 2009

The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce their selection for the 2009 Beautification of the Year Award. The award will go to Estrella Associates, Inc. for River Oaks Center located at 2727 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles.

The RIVER OAKS CENTER is an innovative commercial center by Estrella Associates and the first commercial building in San Luis Obispo County to receive a Gold Pre-Certification from the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Core & Shell (LEED-CS) green building rating system.

Estrella Associates collaborated with Leonard Grant Architecture (LGA), to design a LEED building to enhance the community. River Oaks Center will consist of two buildings with a combined total of 50,000 square feet of floor space. Potential uses include a gourmet grocery store, office/commercial space and other neighborhood services.

The buildings are designed in a Prairie architectural style. This design concept relies on linear geometry and topographical relationship to the agrarian nature of the surrounding hills and large oak trees. The Center has completed its first phase and is now procuring tenants. River Oaks Center is committed to being the best good-neighbor with well appointed amenities and environmentally friendly attributes.
Founded in 1984, Estrella Associates has developed land, built homes and commercial projects with a focus on environmentally friendly practices and lifestyle experiences. They strive to provide products and experiences that are embraced by the community and affordable to their customers.

The Paso Robles Chamber will be honoring River Oaks Center by Estrella Associates’ with the 2009 Beautification of the Year Award at the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala and Installation Dinner on January 16, 2010 at the Paso Robles Inn Grand Ballroom. For more information on this event, visit www.pasorobleschamber.com.