Chase Banking Center Planned for Empty Plot Next to Diablo Foods in Lafayette

3603 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

A Chase banking center is planned for the empty plot on the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Dewing Ave. next to Diablo Foods in downtown Lafayette. According to plans submitted to the city half the plot would be for a parking lot with the other half a 4150 sf building. However, according to the the city staff report, “the proposal will adversely affect the orderly development of the property within the city because the use disrupts retail continuity” so this banking center may not get approved.

Rendering (SZFM Design Studio):


Dodecagon Shaped Retail Building Planned for The Art Room Location in Downtown Lafayette

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.



Like New Jewelry Relocating around the Corner in Downtown Walnut Creek

1385 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Last November we learned that R. Brooks Fine Jewelry would be closing by the end of the year and Like New Jewelry from around the corner of Cypress St. will be relocating to this spot in mid March. Check out their website here. I always use them for watch repairs (they are great) and now it looks like they’ll be expanding their jewelry sales.