Project Description

1500 Mt. Diablo

Along with its client, BH Development, the Mark Davis Design team’s project was selected from among three finalists to design and build a 2-story, mixed-use commercial building on this .18-acre infill site at a very prominent intersection in downtown Walnut Creek. The building will address objectives outlined in the City’s 2010 Specific Plan. Project highlights include street level use; a partial conversion of an existing city road into a multi-purpose paseo; sustainable building practices; and substantial authentic materials. This unique building will feature a retail tenant and three-story restaurant; entry and vertical circulation tower incorporating an innovative “living wall” feature; and rooftop dining terrace and garden. Project challenges include high density land use surrounded by existing development; grade differentials, existing utilities and City right-of-way dedications. These design issues will be overcome through the partial redesign of existing adjacent streets. The result will be pedestrian-friendly access to a number of different building uses and access points in a compact area.

Project Details

Walnut Creek, CA

Mark Davis Design