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Walnut Creek Transit Village Groundbreaking Monday; First-Phase Construction Of 596 New Apartments


A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for today, Monday, Oct. 7 at 11am to mark the start of construction of the Walnut Creek Transit Village.

When complete, the project will consist of a 16-acre mixed-use community of 596 apartments and 26,000 square-feet of retail on the former surface parking lots at the Walnut Creek Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station at Ygnacio and Pringle.

The project is expected to be one of the largest BART-adjacent transit-oriented developments of its kind in the Bay Area. It is the work of Walnut Creek Transit Lifestyle Associates, a joint venture of Blake Griggs Properties (BGP) and Transit Village Associates (TVA).  In addition to its housing and retail components, the 1.4 million square-foot, multi-purpose development adds major enhancements to the Walnut Creek BART station’s regional intermodal transit connectivity, including easier bike and pedestrian access for local residents and better connectivity for bus routes serving the San Francisco East Bay, according to its designers.

Its developers say the Walnut Creek Transit Village will get more people out of cars, add much-needed housing and create new amenities around the station through its new retail and restaurant space – the kind of housing-centric project they say the Bay Area needs.


  1. Sorry, but it will not get people out of cars–that is some fantasy–and like Walnut Creek isn’t crowded enough already? smh

  2. “Ygnacio Boulevard and Pringle”? There’s no such street as “Ygnacio Boulevard”. I assume the writer meant Ygnacio Valley Rd. But there’s also no intersection of Pringle Ave and YVR. I think they meant California Blvd and Pringle Ave.

    • Kenji… best of luck and success with “Bike Concord.” I enjoyed meeting you at Todos Santos. We’re not residents of Concord, but you’re very passionate about it, and you’re doing an excellent job.

  3. Not for us but I’m sure people will overlook the noise, traffic, density to take advantage of proximity to a BART line.

  4. Aside from the sign on the roof — which is good because it will tell people where they are since all our cities look the same now —- I don’t see much benefit in this project unless a prerequisite to ownership/tenancy is having to surrender your car.

    • Agree. While I understand that people will want to have their cars available for trips and emergencies I would suggest that if the planners developers really wanted to make this project transit specific they convert space used for parking to bike, ev storage and maybe even a few extra low cost units. We have a housing problem in the Bay Area if we continue to build around our dependence on fossil fuels and car we’re just going to have more crowded, more polluted housing centers. Perhaps this was already addressed in the original design plan? I don’t see it mentioned.

  5. Bart should not be in the housing business. Once again a group non elected folks are taking tax payers money and putting it to use for things that the taxes were not ment to be. The idea that this takes cars off the road ???? Give us all a break on that one. These will not be affordable units to the average worker. And just where will the new occupants shop?……. oh I guess they can all walk to Target….. pleeeeze give us all a break…. so now thousands of parking spots are taken away and replaced by 15 dollar a day parking in the garage …..now that’s a great way to not use BART.

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