Parker Properties of Aliso Viejo has targeted an Aprilcompletion date for the Orange County-based developer's 144,000-sfSummit Oaks office project, which Parker describes as the firstLEED-certified office development in the submarket. Parker isdesigning the five-story class A project, which is under way on adevelopment site at 28515 Westinghouse Place, for a Silver LEEDrating.

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Construction is about 50% completed at Summit Oaks, a$25-million project that will be visible from Interstate 5, notesKevin McKenzie, president of Parker Properties. The officedevelopment is designed to accommodate tenants ranging from smallcompanies to mid-sized and large businesses.

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The Summit Oaks site is at the entrance to Valencia Gateway, amaster-planned development for business, technology and industrythat comprises more than 5,000 acres, 23 million sf, 1,430companies and 45,000 employees. The Parker Properties developmentsite for Summit Oaks is also at the entry of Newhall Ranch, amaster-planned community development project that will ultimatelyinclude 21,000 homes.

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The new office building will be situated on a parcel of nearly4.3 acres, with 28,000-sf floor plates, a ground-floor lobby, atwo-level parking structure, a two-story atrium and landscapingthroughout. The Summit Oaks site is adjacent to Courtyard byMarriott and Embassy Suites, close to retail, dining, entertainmentand recreation amenities.

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Snyder Langston is the general contractor for Summit Oaks andWare & Malcomb is the architect.

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In addition to Summit Oaks, Parker's current efforts include thedevelopment of the five-phase, 1.8-million-sf Summit Office Campusin Aliso Viejo.

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