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Nine new homes are being built for the Brookstone Lane community in the Greenbrook neighborhood in Danville at the corner of Camino Ramon and El Capitan Drive. Check out the house features here. See a rendering of what it will look like when it’s completed below. Follow the progress on Facebook here.
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Encina Grande, Walnut Creek
Last week we learned that The Orchards development (across the street from the Encina Grande shopping center in Walnut Creek) has been delayed which led to speculation by some that Safeway, which was supposed to relocate there from Encina Grande, was trying to renegotiate their lease at Encina Grande. However, that is definitely not going to happen as Whole Foods has a signed lease and will be opening at Encina Grande around October, 2016. Construction on the new Whole Foods store will begin in October, 2015, with Safeway closing a month earlier in September, 2015.
The empty Orchards plot is below:
Looks like the new owners of The Orchards shopping center in Walnut Creek have put the kibosh on development as no work has been done for a while now. According to Supermarket News, last December, “Safeway said it has completed the sale of its real estate development assets to Terramar Retail Centers.” Since the 24 acre plot located in the Shadelands Business Park at the corner of Ygnacio Valley and Oak Grove was owned by Safeway’s “Property Development Centers”, this means that the new owner is Terramar Retail Centers, not Safeway.
I’m speculating but what if Safeway is able to renegotiate their lease at Encina Grande across the street before Whole Foods takes over? That could mean that if Terramar eventually decides to restart The Orchards development with different stores then Whole Foods could move in to The Orchards!
1756 Cole Ave, Walnut Creek
1756 Cole, which will be home to 12 condominiums in downtown Walnut Creek right next to the Mercer Apartments is progressing but no word on the completion date yet.
From their website:
Set amongst a sweeping view of Walnut Creek, the condominiums at 1756 Cole are both beautiful and well-designed for residents who seek the attraction of an easy, comfortable environment. Featuring details such as soaring 12-foot ceilings and decorator hardware, these spaces were created for those who love classic styling and first-class amenities. Inside your home, you’ll enjoy gourmet kitchens, sumptuous baths, spacious quarters, and breathtaking scenic views of the city and the mountains: everything you love about a large, suburban home set within a single-level, private condominium. Come see this luxury property for yourself by scheduling an appointment today.
- Raised panel entry door with designer selected hardware
- Hand-set 12×12 inch tile entry floor
- Expansive interior glass
- Designer coordinated light fixtures
- Abundant use of LED down lighting throughout residence
- Raised and coffered ceiling areas per plan
- Smooth drywall finish with radius corners
- Engineered hardwood and designer carpet in selected areas
- Eight foot raised panel interior doors with brushed nickel lever hardware
- Sleek easy touch rocker switches
- Custom trim baseboard and door casing
- Soaring 9-12 foot floor ceilings per plan
Check out the rest of the features here.
50 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette
Good bye The Art Room, hello retail. That’s the plan as a newly proposed dodecagon-shaped retail building is planned for The Art Room location in downtown Lafayette. The proposal went to the Design Review commission last night. Plans are for the 1,233 sf existing Art Room to be replaced by a 2,500 sf, 12 sided retail building.
A few years ago there were plans for a restaurant. A comment from last week’s post about the La Fiesta parking lot pay meters mentioned that people should request more bike parking for this area.
3725 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
The newly built Bay Sotheby’s International Realty building has been finally completed with an updated look on Mt. Diablo Blvd. near the reservoir in Lafayette. Check out their website here.
Since the last photos of the Broadway Plaza redevelopment taken early last month the new parking garage opened where this photo of the substantial progress being made was taken. You can see the new white facade of Macy’s at far left and Nordstrom at right.
1960 North Main St, Walnut Creek
Last April we noted the beginning of construction of the North Main Apartments across from Target in Walnut Creek and since then there has been lots of progress. Now known as Moderna on North Main, the apartment web site notes: “Leasing is expected to begin in Spring of 2015 with first move-ins in Mid Summer of 2015.” There will be studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments available for lease.
Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
Check out the latest progress on the Broadway Plaza redevelopment in downtown Walnut Creek. Compared to a couple of months ago, the new parking garage at left has been built, and the metal framing has started nearest to Nordstrom. At the far end you can see Macy’s with its new white exterior.
Camino Ricardo, Moraga
SummerHill Homes has begun development of 26 single family homes encompassing over 14 acres off Camino Ricardo in Moraga. This development will be called Harvest Court. As you can see in the above photo the trees have been cleared and a sign posted about, “construction or air/dust related activities”. According to this press release SummerHill Homes gave $5,000 to the Moraga Education Foundation.
From their project website:
• 26 high-end single family homes
• A variety of elevation styles in approx. 2,700- to 3,700 sq. ft. two-story homes and two
single-story residences on lots averaging 12,600 square feet
• Surrounded by a nature 2+ acre park with trails and bridges over two creeks
• Nearby parks include Moraga Commons Park, and Hacienda De Las Flores Park
• Schools include Los Perales ES, Joaquin MS and Miramonte HS