Big Win for Affordable Homes in Walnut Creek

After two years of studies, workshops, and deliberation, the Walnut Creek City Council voted on August 1, 2017, to increase the Housing Impact Fee. Walnut Creek has been a leader in Contra Costa County on housing issues, supporting homes for a diverse community. Over the last decade, the Housing Impact Fee helped to create about 330 new affordable homes. By increasing these local resources, Walnut Creek will help create even more new… Read More

Support Las Juntas Way in Walnut Creek

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. Despite the great additions this community can bring to the fabric of Walnut Creek and the Contra Costa Centre Transit Village, Las Juntas Way is facing significant opposition. We urge residents who want the best development for their city to step forward… Read More

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,… Read More

PARK(ing) Day in Walnut Creek

PARK(ing) Day 2015 in Walnut Creek

Friday, September 18, 2015 was a beautiful day in Walnut Creek to hang out at a PARK. Last week, Greenbelt Alliance joined the global event PARK(ing) Day by transforming four metered parking spaces in downtown Walnut Creek into fun and educational places for people to slow down, take a break, and enjoy the neighborhood in a different way than they’re used to.

How Mary Became Walnut Creek’s Affordable Housing Champion

Mary Fenelon is one of Walnut Creek’s most fearless and outspoken affordable housing advocates. For years, she has rallied her community to ensure that everyone in Walnut Creek, and the Bay Area, can live in a thriving neighborhood they’re proud to call home. Through her efforts with the Coalition for a Vibrant and Inclusive Walnut Creek (which Greenbelt Alliance helped form), the East Bay Housing Organizations, and the Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, Mary has been essential to providing people in the community with a platform to openly discuss housing policies and fight for their housing rights.

Meet the Coalition for a Vibrant and Inclusive Walnut Creek

It was a Wednesday night. The Greenbelt Alliance Walnut Creek office was abuzz with chatter. Why the excitement? It was the latest gathering of the Coalition for a Vibrant and Inclusive Walnut Creek (or C-VIEW).

Walnut Creek west downtown specific plan taking shape

WALNUT CREEK — A blueprint for future development of the western downtown area is closer to becoming a reality.

Smart solutions for young and old in Walnut Creek

On Thursday, April 25, Greenbelt Alliance, Downtown Walnut Creek, and John Muir Health co-hosted Better Cities, Better Future—a fantastic evening with guest speaker Don Weden at the Walnut Creek Library. Since his retirement in 2003, Don—the former Principal Planner for Santa Clara County—has served as a community advisor and educator, helping communities across the Bay Area prepare for changes that will impact our lives and those of future generations. At the event, Don spoke… Read More

Dear Walnut Creek…

To help Walnut Creek move “West Downtown” towards a sustainable future, Greenbelt Alliance partnered with fellow Bay Area nonprofits TransForm, the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, East Bay Housing Organizations, and Bike Walnut Creek to submit a letter with some of our best ideas to the City.

A bright future for Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek is building a brighter future for its residents. In October, the City Council approved plans for a cutting-edge transit village featuring 596 apartments, commercial space, and replacement parking in the downtown BART station parking lot.