Lyric, Walnut Creek
Over four years ago we first learned of a little public parklet within a new apartment and retail complex (now known as Lyric) coming to downtown Walnut Creek and the Water Light Public Plaza is now open to the public. As you can see in the photo below there is a new cool-looking work of art along the back wall.
1271 S. California Blvd, Walnut Creek
When I first read about this in the planning commission agenda I thought it was a joke but it’s true; an adult day care center is planning to open in downtown Walnut Creek where Baja Fresh used to be at the corner of S. California Blvd. and Botelho Dr. No word yet on who the first occupants will be. 🙂
From the agenda:
Trinity Center Temporary Adult Day Care Center Conditional Use Permit
The applicant is requesting approval of a use permit to allow temporary relocation of Trinity Center, currently located at 1860 Trinity Avenue, to a vacant 5,050 square-foot commercial building at 1271 S. California Boulevard, a 1.32-acre property located at the northwest corner of S. California Boulevard and Botelho Drive. The temporary relocation request relates to St. Paul’s Commons, a 45-unit affordable apartment project whose ground floor Trinity Center intends to occupy when the complex is completed in mid-2019. The applicant is proposing that the Conditional Use Permit to expire automatically on September 30, 2019.
From the shopping center that brought you the $8 haircut…
Spotted in Danville. “I’ll take an ‘A’ Vanna!” 🙂
*First person to reply here with the correct name gets a BtC t-shirt.
I called it back in August when we learned that Ikoi Sushi would be opening in this spot in downtown Walnut Creek. SUSHI it is. To see the original Rinehart’s jewelry clock followed by its replacement, the GELATO clock, click here. I hope this will turn into a more tasteful SUSHI font…
West Commons Park, Moraga
The new open space next to the Harvest Court development off Camino Ricardo in Moraga is now open. On the other side is Moraga Commons Park and the open space has been renamed, West Commons Park. As you can see in the photos after the jump there is an open space meadow, walking paths, four interpretative signs, and one picnic table. Currently it’s not possible to enter via Camino Ricardo so park in the Moraga Commons parking lot and cross Moraga Rd. to get in. When I dropped by over the weekend I even saw someone fishing for trout over the bridge.
More photos after the jump…
Thanks to a reader for sending this photo pointing out various temporary Iron Horse Trail closures in October in Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill and Concord.
From the East Bay Regional Park District website:
Sections of Iron Horse Regional Trail will be closed periodically during October 2017 for pavement maintenance. The segments of trail that will be subject to closure are Newell Avenue to Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek, Las Juntas Way to Lisa Lane in Pleasant Hill, and Monument Boulevard to Concord Avenue in Concord. Check back for specific closure dates.
Sections of Briones to Mt. Diablo Regional Trail and Contra Costa Canal Regional Trail will also be periodically closed during October 2017.
Earlier this year downtown Walnut Creek got solar power garbage bins which compact the trash every hour or so. I like how they come with a foot pedal to open but as you can see in the above photo there are potential problems. When I dropped by a few days later the front was completely removed. The other cans looked fine so I hope this isn’t a harbinger of things to come. How do you like the new bins?