Ten Space wins Historic Revitalization Award for Belding Building

  Stockton is steeped in history, and nowhere is this history better reflected than through the architecture of our city’s buildings whose functions through the years mirror the prosperity and struggles that our city has endured. This cycle is reflected in the Belding Building, a stately, five-story brick building constructed in 1916 which for the … Continued

In May, we at Ten Space were pleased to learn that our Open Window Project—our transformative plan for the revitalization of Downtown Stockton—was chosen for a prestigious urban design award for the Sacramento region. Today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve outdone ourselves again. Ten Space is incredibly honored to announce that the Open Window … Continued

Stockton thrill seekers, take your mark. Ten Space is partnering with Community Hospice of San Joaquin to bring you the most exhilarating fundraiser you’ll ever experience: Over The Edge. On October 28th and 29th, individuals and teams have the opportunity to rappel 12 stories down from the Medico Dental tower to the sidewalk below, with … Continued

When Ten Space set out to create a plan for Downtown Stockton three years ago, we had one goal: weave innovative urban design principles into the existing fabric of our historic downtown to create a vibrant, walkable, and inclusive urban core. In May, this vision was recognized in a big way. Ten Space is honored … Continued

Downtown Stockton’s walls are about to get a lot more colorful. A community’s revitalization is often led by the creative class, those who can take blight and envision something real and innovative. At Ten Space, we are committed to providing a platform to those bold enough to create in Stockton, and to that end, we … Continued

We’re all breathing a little easier this week at Ten Space. For the past several years, we’ve been slowly acquiring the pieces to create a wholesale change in Downtown Stockton. And on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016, the Stockton City Council recognized this work in the form of a unanimous vote to approve our ambitious, radical … Continued

What makes a city unique? Or a neighborhood? Or maybe just one specific block? At Ten Space, we believe that the character of place is defined by its authenticity. People fall in love with places that are unique, providing experiences that you can’t find anywhere else. And while some of this authenticity is in a … Continued

Recently, Vox ran an intriguing article on the way in which our decisions on where and how to live have affected the ability to keep and maintain friendships as adults. The commentary is enlightening, touching on how the desire for private, car-centric communities inadvertently cuts us off from our fellow humans. This observation rings especially true for Central Valley cities such as Stockton, which has largely retreated from its urban core in favor of far-flung, low-density housing.

Ten Space’s Newberry Building renovation project has been named one of the top downtown revitalization developments in the entire Central Valley. The 2015 San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards has selected the Newberry Building for an “Award of Merit” in the category of Downtown Revitalization which included entries from across the eight-county region. The award is given to projects that exemplify strong planning principals such as strengthening and directing development towards existing neighborhoods and fostering distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place.

Last month, the Wall Street Journal ran a story titled “Companies Trade Suburbs for City Life.” The article noted that huge companies such as Expedia, Motorola, and PepsiCo had recently spurned their suburban locations for offices in more urban areas. These recent departures from sprawling office parks are nothing new; companies large and small have been relocating their offices—and their workforces—back into downtown cores for several years now, and not just to the big cities you might be thinking of. From Detroit to Chattanooga to Chicago to Las Vegas, small startup companies and giant multinational corporations alike are fleeing the suburban office park in favor of downtowns.