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Creekside Walk
Project Name: Creekside Walk

Location:
Southeastern Corner of the El Cerrito Plaza

Project Sponsor:
Creekside Walk Ventures LLC

Description
Creekside Walk is a 128-unit condominium development proposed for an existing surface parking area located in the southeast portion of the El Cerrito Plaza shopping center. The 3-plus acre Project site borders the City of Albany to the south.

The proposed 128 unit development would consist of two separate condominium buildings that total approximately 211,596 gross square feet. The Project includes two three-story buildings above single level podium parking garages. The proposed development would range in height from 45 to 59 feet. The North Building would consist of 48 units and South Building would consist of 80 units. The proposal includes 3 studios, 60 1-bedroom, 59 2-bedroom, and 6 3-bedroom units. Vehicles would access the parking garages via a central driveway on the western edge of the two buildings, with access both from the southern and northern side of the South Building, and from the western side of the North Building. (See 2007 Approved Plans.)

As part of the proposed Project, an approximately 60 foot wide by 180 feet long portion of Cerrito Creek, currently culverted, would be daylighted and restored to a natural condition. In addition to daylighting this creek corridor, the applicant would provide a pedestrian path and a bike path that would connect to the Ohlone Greenway to the east. The restored channel would be designed to support a native riparian plant corridor, provide habitat, and stabilize the banks.

Status
The project received CEQA and entitlement approvals in 2006- 2007 and had been on hold due to the recession. In August 2013, the applicant submitted for building permits. Community Development and Public Works Department staff are currently reviewing the project submittal and working with the applicant to ensure that project conditions of approval are met prior to issuance of building permits.


Documents/Resources
2007 Approved Plans 

2010 Plaza Circulation Study

Final EIR
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Proposed Project Description
Section 3: List of Commentors
Section 4: Master Response to Comments
Section 5: Responses to Comments


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