Walnut Creek City Council to Consider Plan for 53 New Homes

November 30, 2015 10:00 am · 16 comments


A proposal to build up to 53 single family homes on 5.28 acres next to the Tice Valley Gymnasium and neighborhood park in Walnut Creek will come before the Walnut Creek City Council on Dec. 15.

The site was most recently home to the Jewish Community Center, which closed in 2011, citing financial issues. They entered into an option-to-buy agreement with Pulte Homes in 2012. Development plans for the site have evolved significantly; an earlier iteration, prior to Pulte Homes’ involvement, sought to build more than 100 condominiums in 4-story buildings.

Details about the Trellis project are available at www.walnut-creek.org/ developmentprojects.

anon November 30, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Hard to take politicians and government seriously when they cry about air quality and water supplies, yet keep approving more expansion that causes further strain on both.

primo November 30, 2015 at 10:49 AM

BOO to the slimy political planning commission and city council!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
also,just vote NO on walnut creek tax proposals !!!!!!!!!!
thank you

TIFOKCIS November 30, 2015 at 10:52 AM


All about revenue, kick backs and who plays golf with who. 51% are going to see jobs despite the fact construction is temporary and results in zero contribution to the USA a global competitor……but sure looks good on those jobless numbers for a few months.

Single family clusters……………’single family’………nope not laughing.

The Mamba November 30, 2015 at 11:42 AM

High density housing!

Spark Baldman November 30, 2015 at 12:02 PM

How are they building 53 houses on 5.2 acres?

AnonReformed November 30, 2015 at 12:17 PM

This is ridiculous, there is not enough water for us now, and you want to invite more people?

Cowellian November 30, 2015 at 1:21 PM

So, each lot is almost 1/10th of an acre? Will there actually be enough room to walk between those single-family homes?

Jojo Potato November 30, 2015 at 2:07 PM

Concordians get ready! This is exactly what will be build at the NWS.

Anon November 30, 2015 at 2:18 PM

@#5/6, yeah and at least if they built 5 or 10 homes on decent lots it would have only been 15-30 additional people using water. Now it will be 100-150 additional people using water and their HOA, which seem to keep watering the crap out of common areas during the drought, because the don’t have a limit. I wonder if the units will even have separate water meters or if they’ll be like condos (common), which are also exempt. 10 legitimately sized single family homes would have had a limit of 10,000 gals/day. 53 units will have a limit of 53,000 gals/day or just be exempt.

The Mamba November 30, 2015 at 3:09 PM

Lol #10, it is ironic that the Jewish Community Center had financial problems though.

94521 November 30, 2015 at 6:46 PM

So each home will have about a 4,300 square foot lot minus room for roads, sidewalks, etc.. That’s going to be a pretty tightly packed neighborhood.

Concord Roncord November 30, 2015 at 9:56 PM

What’s weird is that the Treat proposal in PH also is switching away from condos. Is the condo market in WC really that bad? Seems like we need more units not less.

MommaToTwo December 1, 2015 at 12:37 AM

Residents of WC don’t want this….go to your planning commission meetings and city council meetings and voice your opinion. What is needed to stop all of this ??

TheShizzler December 1, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Why #13? We need more housing of all kinds in WC.

WC rez December 1, 2015 at 9:54 AM

The neighborhood affected by this high density development is actually planning a rally tonight (12/1) in front of the Walnut Creek City Hall. Here is the information I received via a flyer, in case anyone is interested in joining:

When: Tuesday, Dec. 1st at 4:30-6:00 pm
Where: In front of City Hall – 1666 North Main Street, Walnut Creek
Why: To send a message to our City Council that Walnut Creek’s development is out of control. Let’s tell them that 53 homes on 5 acres in Tice Valley is unacceptable!

Additional information: t-shirts and signs provided. CBS 5 will be filming for the local news.

Dood December 1, 2015 at 11:58 AM

A rally is dumb. Put your efforts into something useful. We need more housing in WC, there could be twice as much and it wouldn’t be enough. Get over it.

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