Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: The Las Juntas Way Community
Greenbelt Alliance is excited to endorse the “Las Juntas Way” community by Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, Inc. in Walnut Creek.
This 100% affordable community will feature 42 new townhomes just across from the Contra Costa Centre Transit Village—a welcome addition to a major transit hub and job center in the heart of the county.
At a time when so many Contra Costa County families are struggling to find affordable homes, Las Juntas Way will create healthy opportunities to live, work, and play in Walnut Creek. Promoting sustainable and active living, Las Juntas Way will be Build it Green certified, include ample bicycle parking, and provide direct access to the popular Iron Horse Trail.
With sprawl pressure mounting on Contra Costa County’s farms, ranches, and natural lands, these homes couldn’t come at a better time. Las Juntas Way sets a great example for smart infill development in Contra Costa by adding appropriate transitional density to a neighborhood close to transit. Additionally, it supports the local economy, relieves development pressure on the region’s open spaces, and offers a host of other environmental and quality of life benefits.
Despite these great additions to the fabric of Walnut Creek and the Contra Costa Transit Village, Las Juntas Way is facing significant opposition. We urge residents who want the best development for their city to step forward and support these homes by contacting the Walnut Creek City Council here.
- Learn about our Endorsement Program here.
- Download our new report, At Risk: The Bay Area Greenbelt for details on sprawl threats in Contra Costa County and around the region.
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