On June 28, the Contra Costa County Planning Commission overwhelmingly approved the latest iteration of the Saranap Village plan proposed by Hall Equities Group and recommended the project for final approval by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, which is expected to meet in mid-August.

Saranap Village is an exciting development plan for a pedestrian-friendly, retail and residential district that will revitalize the Saranap community in west Walnut Creek, CA. Encompassing three sides of the intersection at Boulevard Way and Saranap Avenue, the plan contains an artful mix of retail, residential, and beautifully landscaped pathways and paseos, creating a vibrant and inviting town center. Extensive public infrastructure improvements, including the installation of a landscaped roundabout with a signature art sculpture at the heart of the development, will contribute to the village feel.

In the public commentary period prior to the Planning Commission vote June 28, Hall Equities Group was widely recognized for their efforts to create a community-focused development in an area that had become increasingly lackluster and industrial in recent decades. With the coming of Saranap Village, nearby residents will finally have an appealing neighborhood hub, where the shops and restaurants will be refreshingly local and innovative and will provide inviting places for them to meet and mingle with their neighbors.