McDonald’s closed almost four years ago in downtown Walnut Creek and as you can see from the above photo demolition has taken place and a new mixed-use 5 story development is being built with over 10,000 sf of retail shops and close to 100 apartments, some of them being “flexible-use studios”. Look for this to be completed by the end of next year!
1716 Lofts, a new mixed-use development with 48 apartments over 2,500 square feet of retail space is going up next to the brick J. Rockcliff Realtors in downtown Walnut Creek. Check out the renderings on the architect website here.
Part of the North Main/Ygnacio Valley Specific Plan calling for development of mixed-use residential buildings, the 1716 Lofts project includes 48 apartments with over 2,500 SF of ground floor retail space and parking.
The housing element includes an enclosed, podium courtyard that acts as a passive retreat, configured to provide a central water feature flanked by two outdoor rooms. As gathering and conversation areas, these spaces are equipped with fire tables and lounge seating. A water wall greets visitors as they exit the elevator and directs them to the interior space, screened from 3rd floor windows by a bamboo green wall. Additional space on the rooftop includes a terraced garden, rooftop viewing room, a fire table lounge, outdoor kitchen, large sitting bar, TV lounge, and a multi-use activity space that can be used for community gathering, cooking, dining, sports watching, etc.
I was walking near Morucci’s deli on Boulevard Way in Walnut Creek when I passed by a sign for Saranap Village. First proposed back in 2014, it has gone through various updates until the project was approved last year. It will feature up to almost 200 apartments/condos, a supermarket, coffee shop, sit-down restaurant and wine bar. As you can see in the above photo development has yet to start. Check for updates on their Facebook page here and renderings and FAQ on their website here.
In 2015 we learned about a new apartment complex called The Landing breaking ground near the Walnut Creek BART station and as you can see in the photo above it’s almost finished, with a new name, Live at Vaya. Check out the floor plans here. The most expensive two bedroom apartment, at a little over 1100 sf goes for over $5000/month. Check out the amenities here, which includes a swimming pool and spa with cabanas, rooftop clubhouse, community garden, gym, yoga studio and more.
For the last few years we’ve been following the progress of the Towne Center condominiums in downtown Lafayette next to the BART station and as you can see in the above photo it looks basically finished. According to the website it’s priced from $949,000 – $1,188,252. Check out the nine floor plans here.
21 new “Stoneyridge” homes are being built by Landsea Homes on San Miguel Drive, right off Mt. Diablo Blvd. in downtown Walnut Creek. As you can see from the photo below, prices start “from the high $900,000s” and according to their website most have already been sold. They are 2-3 bedrooms and range in size from 1,378 to 2,253 sq. ft. Check out the plans, availability and some pricing here and features here.
It’s been about a year since the last time we checked on the progress of the Towne Center condominiums in downtown Lafayette across from the BART station and as you can see in the above photo it looks like it’s almost finished. Prices for these KB Home condos range from $659,000 – $1,188,252 and the floor plans are available here.
12 new modern “flats” AKA condos, are coming to downtown Walnut Creek on Trinity Ave. According to an email I received they will be”2 bedroom/2 bath with prices starting from $1 million.” “The Penthouse units have a staircase that leads to their private rooftop deck. All other homes have access to the Rooftop Lounge.” Check out the virtual tour here.
The sidewalk around the new Lyric apartment complex in downtown Walnut Creek has opened up with the blowout salon Drybar opening soon and as you can see in the above sign the apartments are now leasing. Check out the pricing and availability on their website here. A <500 sf studio starts at $2,300 while a 1BR ranges from $2,669 to about $3,500. The most expensive unit, at 1,316 sf, goes for over $5,000. Check out all the amenities here. Community highlights include a rooftop deck, outdoor lounge with firepit and on-site fitness center. Apartments are equipped with washer/dryer, dishwasher, kitchen island, walk-in closet and more.