West Downtown Specific Plan

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Walnut Creek
Document Title
West Downtown Specific Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Single and multi-family residential; office; service commercial; retail; mixed use; public / institutional; BART station
Document Description
An EIR will be prepared to analyze the potential impacts of adopting and implementing the West Downtown Specific Plan, along with associated General Plan and Zoning Ordinance amendments. The Specific Plan will be a community-driven plan aimed at improving the area between the BART Station and Downtown, as well as major corridors like Mount Diablo Boulevard, North California Boulevard, Olympic Boulevard and Ygnacio Valley Road. The Specific Plan will focus on creating better connections for vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians, and will also define development types and densities allowed in the area over the next 25 years. In some instances, existing height limits and maximum densities and floor area ratios will be increased to allow for a greater range of development types in West Downtown.

Contact Information

Andrew Smith
Agency Name
City of Walnut Creek
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Walnut Creek
Contra Costa
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I-680 and Hwy 24

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Development Types
Residential (Units 2400), Office (Sq. Ft. 445000), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 46000), Other (176 hotel rooms)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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