Walnut Creek has developed into a thriving Bay Area retail destination, with the pedestrian-oriented downtown core expanded to include and infill areas formerly occupied by large box tenants. BCV was integrally involved in the re-conceptualization and integration of these large sites within the existing urban fabric of downtown Walnut Creek.
Five separate development parcels make up the area of BCV’s pedestrian retail core expansion projects: Broadway Pointe, Plaza Escuela, Olympia Place, The Corners, and the American Savings Bank property. Beginning with the design and completion of Broadway Pointe, a 40,000 square foot retail center, BCV has made the “urban seaming” of the pedestrian experience a high priority. The extension south of Locust Street, and the development of both Plaza Escuela (named after the original town schoolhouse which occupied this parcel of land), and Olympia Place added almost 200,000 square feet of retail space, along with a multi-screen movie theater and numerous restaurants to the downtown core. It is this “urban seaming” which defines the approach to the further development of downtown Walnut Creek, and has established BCV as Walnut Creek’s retail downtown expert, with a client list that includes multiple developers as well as the City of Walnut Creek itself.