The initial phase of a planned parking garage and transit village at Walnut Creek BART gets underway this month as construction begins on the project’s 900-car parking garage.
Work is scheduled to begin September 9. When all is said and done, the complex will feature an additional 596 new apartments for the city with underground parking for residents.
Project managers stress that unlike the situation presented during construction at the Concord BART station there will be no loss of parking while the garage project is underway in Walnut Creek.
Unlike the construction at the Concord BART station, there will be no loss of parking during the construction in Walnut Creek.
The garage is Phase 1 of the Walnut Creek Transit Village which, when complete, will include 596 apartments with underground parking for residents, new apartments, shops, restaurants, and public plazas with views of Mount Diablo. The Village’s proximity to BART means pedestrians will have easy access to the station.
According to BART’s description of the project:
“The new garage will be built next to the existing one in the southern permit lot and once completed will boost the overall parking capacity of the Walnut Creek Station by more than 100 stalls. In addition to the new garage, the first phase of the project also includes an upgraded covered bus facility, new BART police station, new passenger drop-off area, enhanced bike and pedestrian paths, and artwork by Dan Corson whose vibrant work has been featured in public displays across the West Coast. Work on the project will be done in stages, which means there will never be a reduction in the total number of parking spaces available to the public.”
BART patrons can find detailed information, clearly marked access maps, closure information, and more on the project website at www.wcbartparking.com. The new garage is expected to open by late 2018.