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April Walnut Creek Mayor's Message

Apr 04, 2017 08:41AM, Published by Elena Hutslar, Categories: Community


Rich Carlston, Mayor of Walnut Creek



Walnut Creek Mayor’s Message

by Mayor Rich Carlston

New Additions

I hope you are enjoying our beautiful spring weather along with our trails and open spaces. A little known fact is that Walnut Creek has the most trails of any city in the state. And, only one other city in the state has more open space than Walnut Creek. We hope you take time to join us on our trails in our open spaces. Be sure and check out the abundant wildlife and varied plant life as you relax and meditate in the beauty of nature. 

Walnut Creek keeps moving forward and improving what it has to offer. In this column, I’ll mention just a few of the many things happening in this beautiful city.

Amazon Books

Those who have bemoaned the loss of Barnes & Noble, of which I am one, will be delighted with one of the newest additions to Broadway Plaza. Amazon will soon be opening a bookstore in Broadway Plaza. It will be one of only four such bookstores nationwide and will be welcome in Walnut Creek. This store will provide shoppers with the best of both worlds: electronic services for those who prefer such services and hardcover books for those who prefer to hold books and stroll among book shelves.

New Apple Store

And speaking of Broadway Plaza, for all of those who love high-tech construction, construction of the much-anticipated new Apple store has begun. It won’t be long before this one-of-a-kind building is completed. In addition, Broadway Plaza has commenced construction of phase 3 of their project. We hope everyone takes the time to visit Broadway Plaza so they can see this beautiful project and enjoy the dining opportunities provided by the terrific new and existing restaurants. I love the lighting in the garage that shows available parking.

In-N-Out

Those who like hamburgers will be pleased to hear that In-N-Out Burger has submitted an application to build a restaurant in Walnut Creek. The proposed In-N-Out will be located at Second and North Main.

New Hotels

Business travelers, guests, and visitors will be pleased to hear that Walnut Creek will be the site of at least two new hotels, with the possibility of additional hotels in the not-too-distant future. Work is now beginning on a new Marriott Residence Inn, located within walking distance to the BART Station. A second hotel, located at the former McDonald’s site at N. California Boulevard will be a unique concept hotel since it will have approximately 20 rooms contained within a mixed-use residential project. 

For those who like to donate to Goodwill or shop at their stores, Walnut Creek will shortly be the home of a new high-end Goodwill facility that the company hopes will become a model for further expansion. 

Upcoming Projects

For those seeking to live in Walnut Creek, we continue to process a number of multi-family projects within our downtown area. Additionally, we are informed that the Transit Village project at the Walnut Creek BART station will break ground on its first phase, the parking garage, this coming summer. While traffic will clearly be impacted by these projects, we hope to minimize the inconvenience as best we can.

Finally, our senior population is looking forward to a new senior community in the Shadelands Business Park, consisting of approximately 190 units.

You can see that Walnut Creek keeps moving forward. We hope you can join us in enjoying and exploring the city for all it has to offer.



April 2017 Walnut Creek new additions Amazon Books Walnut Creek In-N-Out


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