November 6, 2012
One big white building in Walnut Creek coming down; another going up
The eight-story white building at the corner of Newell Avenue and South Main Street, which once housed Security Pacific Bank founded by U.S. Rep. Pete Stark, is coming down. (Maybe like his political career? We'll find out later today!)
Wrecking crews will be at work dismantling the 58,000-square-foot building through Thanksgiving. Also coming down: the retail strip containing the 7-Eleven. Traffic will be challenging in that area, with several areas around that intersection closed, including southbound Main Street, closed between Broadway Plaza and Newell Avenue.
In place of this odd piece of Walnut Creek history, which hung a peace sign in the groovy 70s, will rise a four-story, 128,575-square-foot building with 49 condominiums, retail space and promenade along Las Trampas Creek.
"We respect the fact that some neighbors opposed the project for numerous reasons," the organization says on its website. "It is our hope that when our sanctuary is completed and the new trees and landscaping are mature, all our neighbors will find our new sanctuary and its open gardens a welcome addition to the neighborhood."
Posted by Martha Ross at 9:54 AM