Here are some pictures from today of what used to be the building attached to Baja Fresh and Kentucy Fried Chicken in Walnut Creek, California.
The owner of the property, Hall Equities Group, is redeveloping the property at the corner of S. California and Olympic Boulevard. By demolishing the old Warehouse Video store and golf shop, the developer is making room for two new office and retail buildings on the site.
The development is designed with pedestrian access in mind. As well, LCA Architects wanted to expose as much of the property to traffic on Olympic Boulevard as possible.
The property borders Alma Park. Alma Park is Walnut Creek’s “hidden park” located between Olympic Boulevard and Botelho Avenue. It is bounded on three sides by the Ivy Hills Apartments, Regent on the Park Condominiums, and Montecito Condominiums.
Part of the plan is to broaden the entrance to Alma Park in Walnut Creek. Hall Equities owns the property adjacent to Alma Park at 1855 Olympic Boulevard. In a land swap, Hall Equities traded a portion of the 1855 Olympic property for a small portion of Alma Park to make room for the new buildings. The redesigned entrance to Alma Park will enhance views into the park.
The City of Walnut Creek website has information relating to the project including architectural renderings, landscape drawings, and views from Alma Park.
During the redevelopment process Baja Fresh is planning to remain open.