Walnut Creek, CA, August 11, 2015 – Shadelands, Walnut Creek’s first business park, is undergoing an astonishing revitalization. Over the next 48 months this 40-year-old, 240-acre corporate destination will transform into an innovative, multi-use Walnut Creek community, with a new website and branding, free BART shuttle service, new and expanded tenants such as Muir Orthopaedic Specialists, and two multi-million dollar development projects currently under construction.
The Orchards at Walnut Creek, Shadelands’ budding town center, is currently under development. When completed in Fall 2016, this 25-acre parcel will house Crunch Fitness, Safeway, Stein Mart, Petco, cafés, a four-acre park, one mile of walking trails and a host of exciting amenities and services that tenants, families, and neighbors will appreciate and enjoy.
The Orchards will also include a housing development on 3.8 acres called Viamonté at Walnut Creek, the area’s first Continuing Care Retirement Community for dynamic seniors. It will be a collaboration from Northern California Presbyterian Homes & Services and Episcopal Senior Communities. The development will provide a maximum of 200 condo-quality residences with services and amenities to enrich the lives of the aging. It’s slated to open in 2018-2019.
Contra Costa Bus Route 7 is free and even more commuter-friendly, allowing for much easier access to and from Shadelands and Pleasant Hill BART. Wrapped in Shadelands’ fresh logo, the free bus service is funded by the Shadelands’ property owners. They run on natural gas every 16 minutes, Monday through Friday during commute hours, making multiple stops along the way, and are equipped with convenient bike racks and complimentary WiFi. Ridership has increased over 100% in the nine months since the property owners set up the free ride program.
The new logo and branding, designed by Hurd and Associates, represents Walnut Creek’s vision of this community as a “Work Place” and “Life Space” marrying employment and lifestyle to create a vibrant, well-rounded community.
Shadelands’ lively eco-system brings together business people, athletes, artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, medical practitioners and their patients, students, gardeners, companies and their clients, community service organizations, and even craft beer aficionados. “This revitalization is an important part of Walnut Creek’s overall renaissance,” said Scott Butler, Vice President of Research and Development for Del Monte Foods Inc., with offices located in Shadelands.
For a closer look, click here to watch the Shadelands video.
Shadelands, conveniently located at the intersections of Ygnacio Valley road and Oak Grove Road in Walnut Creek, California, is ideally placed to become the Bay Area’s home to the next generation of thought leaders in medicine, education, science, manufacturing, education, arts, technology, music, community service, and beyond. Its premium location offers high value, ample free parking, easy public transportation and break-through support technology. Currently Shadelands is home to a diverse group of companies and non-profits, including: Del Monte, Quick Mount PV, Civic Arts Education, Kaiser Permanente, Calicraft Brewing Co., and more.
For more information, please visit: www.shadelands.org