Walnut Creek Transit Village: Inspired by the Confluence of Urbanism, Transit and Nature

Walnut Creek Transit Village: Inspired by the Confluence of Urbanism, Transit and Nature

The East Bay’s premier retail destination is about to become an even bigger draw with the new Walnut Creek Transit Village, a mixed-use development in Walnut Creek, California. Inspired by the convergence of urbanism, transit and nature, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s design for the interiors will create the connection between rail, station and nature in a quality residential and retail hub that fosters commuter connectivity to the entire Bay Area.

With views of Mt. Diablo and direct pedestrian access to the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, BART, phase one of the Village will include 358 homes and extensive amenities, including a Great Hall, expanded fitness, athleisure lounge, bike club, summit library, private dining, kid’s space, rooftop deck, pool deck and courtyard, and paseo.

The residential units include a mix of 49 studios, 224 one-bedroom, 67 two-bedroom and 18 three-bedroom apartments. Pulling inspiration from the adjacent historic Walnut Creek Station and nearby hiking and cycling trails, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s interior design embraces themes of connectivity, adventure and rejuvenation. Additionally, the design reflects a strong understanding of the needs of the various user groups – from commuters to residents who call it home.

Here’s a sneak peak of the design schemes we created to visually represent the user’s journey from rails to trails:

Walnut Creek Village Design Scheme – Rails
Walnut Creek Village Design Scheme – Station
Walnut Creek Village Design Scheme – Trails

Walnut Creek Transit Village sits on almost eight acres, including the BART transit station. The community is ideally located within walking distance to the downtown Walnut Creek shopping area as well as proximity to 16 local parks and hiking trails.

Look for more updates on this project as it nears completion in 2021.