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West Downtown Specific Plan

 The West Downtown Specific Plan has been adopted!

See below for more information



West Downtown
Specific Plan


Contact Information:
Andrew M. Smith
Planning Division
1666 N. Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 943-5899 x2213



Adopted September 4, 2018:

West Downtown Specific Plan (including appendices)

Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) 

Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR)

Memorandum Regarding Environmental Review and the Final EIR



Adopted May 7, 2019 (effective June 7, 2019):

Excerpts from the Zoning Ordinance highlighting changes adopted 

 Ordinance 2194 (full text)


What is the West Downtown Specific Plan?

The West Downtown Specific Plan is a community-driven plan that defines a vision for the area and develops a regulatory framework for future development and public improvements. The Specific Plan Area is generally bounded by the Walnut Creek BART station at the north, California Boulevard at the east, Olympic Boulevard at the south, and I-680 at the west. Approximately one-third of the Plan Area is currently developed with residential uses (houses, apartments, etc.), one-third with commercial uses (offices, stores, etc.), and one-third with civic/community uses (churches, the BART station, etc.).Click here for a map of the Plan Area

This important plan focuses on making it easier to walk and bike between the BART station and downtown; and plans for new homes and businesses between Olympic Boulevard and the BART station, while preserving the Almond-Shuey neighborhood.

Where can I get additional information?

Andrew M. Smith
Senior Planner
(925) 943-5899 x2213

Alternate Contact:
Ethan Bindernagel
Planning Manager
(925) 256-3530