The Koll Company
Walnut Creek Executive Park
Newmark Knight Frank has completed 177,000 square feet of leasing activity in Shadelands’ Walnut Creek Executive Park (WCEP), a recently renovated, 27-acre, 449,313-square-foot office campus, on behalf of The Koll Company and Rialto Capital Management. WCEP’s occupancy is now at 91 percent, with 38 new tenant leases in the past 12 months. Of the new leases, 19 have come to Shadelands from outside the business center. The largest of these new leases is Easter Seals Bay Area, which will be relocating and expanding from its current Pleasant Hill headquarters in early 2018. Additional leases include:
2700 Mitchell Drive, Bldg. 2, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Calicraft Brewing Company, an East Bay brewery known for its fresh styles and Bay-centric beer titles, opened the doors to its new taproom in Walnut Creek’s Shadelands on July 29, 2016. The brewery hopes to establish a hangout for local beer fans seeking an alternative to the bustle of downtown Walnut Creek and Concord. “Our beer pushes the boundaries of style and taste,” says Founder Blaine Landberg. “With our taproom, we hope to foster a community of like-minded, boundary-pushing, beer drinkers.” The 2,000-sq.-ft. taproom, outdoor beer garden, and sustainable hop-field are located at Calicraft’s fully renovated and remodeled office at 2700 Mitchell Dr, Building B, Walnut Creek. The taproom features 12 rotating Calicraft beers, including taproom exclusive IPAs, limited release sours, and innovative sparkling ales. Check Calicraft’s Facebook page for more photos and updates.
Located on twenty-five acres at the corner of Ygnacio Valley Road and Oak Grove Road, The Orchards at Walnut Creek is a lifestyle center with modern architectural and landscaping designs, a state-of-the-art Safeway supermarket, a refreshing mix of retail, indoor and outdoor dining, and seven acres of distinctive outdoor spaces for all ages, including a children’s park, walking trails, and designated areas for community functions, such as outdoor art and music festivals.
In addition to a 55,000-square-foot Safeway “lifestyle grocery store,” The Orchards is home to Stein Mart department store, with fashions for women and men and home décor; Crunch specialty gym that offers both fitness and entertainment; Petco; Wells Fargo; Safe America Credit Union; Elements Massage; MOD Pizza; Burger Lounge; Jack’s Urban Eats, and Starbucks.
The Orchards will also feature a continuing care retirement community, Viamonte, provided by Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services. Integrated into the overall design of The Orchards, Viamonte will include 173 independent living high-end condominiums, 18 private units for seniors who need memory care, a spa, library, fitness center, and dining venues. For artist’s renderings and more information about Viamonte, visit www.viamonteliving.org, or Viamonte’s Fact Sheet.
2640 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Athletics are coming to Shadelands. Hall Equities Group (HEG) is building a 208,000-square-foot recreational sports facility, the Shadelands SportsMall, on Shadelands Drive in a portion of the former Contra Costa Times building, which has a significant legacy in Shadelands. A one-of-a-kind sports training mecca, the Shadelands SportsMall will be home to local athletic programs including soccer, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, baseball, volleyball, yoga, martial arts, strength & conditioning, cognitive training, speed & agility training, and a cafe and barber shop. and a cafe and barber shop. There’s much more here.
2675 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Completed in December 2015, The Ultimate Fieldhouse is a 40,000-square-foot state of the art recreation facility that will provide opportunities for boys and girls to improve as athletes and grow as young adults. It has four regulation, full-length basketball courts, a separate training court featuring five baskets, and shooting machines to provide practice repetitions for players, with a total of 32 baskets.
The Ultimate Fieldhouse is the culmination of the lifelong dream of its four founders to provide a quality recreational environment in Walnut Creek, in the heart of the East Bay. Thousands of players, coaches, and parents will find the Ultimate Fieldhouse to be a “second home.” The Fieldhouse will host basketball tournaments, leagues, camps and clinics, instructional training and practice opportunities for thousands of boys and girls throughout the community. In addition, the Fieldhouse will provide additional youth sport activities and opportunities including volleyball, indoor soccer, and senior activities including badminton and pickleball.
For more information about the Ultimate Fieldhouse, visit www.ultimatefieldhouse.com/the-fieldhouse.html.
Shadelands SportsMall is also set to welcome eight new tenants:
Encore Gymnastics has been dedicated to building strong, healthy, happy kids since 1983. Currently located in a 17,000-square-foot facility in Concord, Encore will be moving into a new 27,000-square-foot space and will feature a world-class gymnastics area and additional amenities such as a party room, dance area, rock wall, and more.
Copa Reál Soccer Centre is a proposed 90,000-square-foot high-intensity soccer training center modeled after professional club training programs in Europe. The facility will feature a full-sized futsal court, indoor soccer league, and a kids’ field designed for toddlers and young children who are learning to play soccer.
American Swim Academy, formerly Fremont Swim School, has been delivering safe and successful swim lessons to the San Francisco Bay Area since 1973. American Swim Academy currently has four locations: Fremont, Dublin, Livermore, and Newark. Shadelands Walnut Creek will be its fifth location.
Mike Murphy Baseball has been serving the East Bay Area since 1998. Their relentless dedication to providing the best instructional baseball clinics and camps has produced many, high-quality baseball players and athletes.
Vibe Volleyball, established in 2005 with a group of enthusiastic 15-year-old players, a passionate coach, and a gym, now runs 16 teams in four primary gym locations and a few minor gyms throughout the Orinda/Walnut Creek/San Ramon triangle.
Sparta Taekwondo is one of the largest Taekwondo schools in the East Bay, providing a three-ring teaching space. Instructors have competed on the national level, including national champions, Olympic competitors, and Junior National Team qualifiers. Sparta was formerly located across the street in Encina Grande Shopping Center.
Raga Yoga is a community-based yoga studio established to promote a healthy balanced life from the inside out. RagaYoga will provide a variety of daily yoga classes, inspirational events, educational programs, and other offerings to deepen one’s personal study of the system of yoga.
The Fueling Station, a 5,100-square-foot quick-service, health conscious cafe, will feature a menu emphasizing nutrition for the performance needs of young athletes. As highlighted by the name, the eatery will provide the fuel that energizes the body to attain the highest levels of athletic performance.
For an artist’s rendering of the Shadelands SportsMall, click here.
Area of Shadelands Drive & Lennon Lane
In 2016, the Walnut Creek Police Department opened a Shadelands WCPD field office on Shadelands Drive. The office will be a work station for patrol officers who are assigned to that area of Walnut Creek, known as Sector Three, and who will be able to conduct non-emergency police business without having to travel Ygnacio Valley Road all the way back to City Hall. The new Shadelands field office will increase police presence and visibility in the 246-acre Shadelands business center and the surrounding neighborhoods, and will reduce officer response times to Sector Three calls. Although the field office will not be open on a regular basis to the public initially, signage and the increased presence of police vehicles will be noticeable. The department hopes to staff the office with volunteers who could than open a public counter within the field office for several hours each week.
2730 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
The Contra Costa School of Performing Arts, a new, public charter school—and the first upper-grade school to call Shadelands home—opened its doors to 300 students on Monday, August 29, 2016, in a temporary location on Mitchell Drive. A year later, the school moved into its permanent home at 2730 Mitchell Drive, and, on Monday, August 28, welcomed 440 students, grade 6 through 11, for the 2017–2018 school year. The non-sectarian, tuition-free school is open to any student who wants to attend and will eventually serve a maximum of 700 students grade 6 through 12.
The mission of Contra Costa School of Performing Arts is to provide a distinguished, pre-professional experience in performing arts within a college and career preparatory setting. Staff and directors believe in fostering a culture of excellence with the core values of rigor, relevance, resilience and relationships.
11 N. Wiget Lane & Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
925.943.5846; Center for Community Arts
For more than 50 years, Center for Community Arts has been the regional center for arts learning, providing opportunities for all to explore and discover, and providing high-quality visual and performing arts instruction and educational experiences to participants of all ages and at all stages of life. Last year, more than 8,000 adults, youth, and children enjoyed classes and programs (beginner through professional level) at the Shadelands, Civic Park, and Heather Farm campuses. New name; same popular and highly sought after arts programs!
Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
On land once owned by the Contra Costa Times and adjacent to the spectacular Shadelands SportsMall, Hall Equities Group is building a 37,000-square-foot, 59-bed private skilled nursing center for post-acute care. Operated by Plum Healthcare, the largest skilled nursing facility provider in California, the center will be designed specifically for short-stay recovery for high-acuity patients. The average length of stay will be 21 days, with no stays longer than 100 days. The center will feature two interior courtyards and abundant natural light in every room through large windows with exterior views.
355 Lennon Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Two new November 2015 leases, including a new tenant, reflect the business community’s enthusiasm for Shadelands’ opportunities. TSM Medical Properties signed the new leases at its 355 Lennon Lane location.
2600 El Camino Real, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Alhouse Deaton announced in December 2015 that Mitch Hertz and John Fennell of Cushman & Wakefield leased 3,766 square feet to Crossroads Small Business Solutions for five years at Centre Pointe Office Park, 185 Lennon Lane in Shadelands. Crossroads is part of Crossroads Equipment Lease and Finance, headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Alhouse Deaton is the property manager for Centre Pointe Office Park. Cushman & Wakefield is the leasing broker for the park.