An old industrial fixture of North Main Street will soon be making way for a lively mix of fitness and food, as Walnut Creek continues its transformation into a cosmopolitan combination of business and lifestyle. Having received the go-ahead from the city’s Planning Division, the concrete plant at 2750 N. Main Street will soon be replaced by a 42,300 sq ft 24-Hour Fitness facility and a Chick-fil-A restaurant offering drive-through service.
Elevation Sketch Courtesy of the City of Walnut Creek Planning Division
24-Hour Fitness, the athletic anchor of this impressive development, is one of nation’s largest fitness chains with over 400 gyms in 17 states. Speaking as a realtor, and with all due respect to concrete, this is definitely one of the most exciting developments underway in Walnut Creek at the moment. Bay Area home buyers are some of the most health-conscious anywhere, and having a world-class facility like 24-Hour Fitness in our community will make Walnut Creek an even more attractive place to settle down.
Highlights of the 24-Hour Fitness facility include a swimming pool, basketball court, workout studios and dozens of weight and fitness machines. Members will be able to choose from classes including aerobics, boot camp, cycling, dance, swimming, strength training and Zumba.
After working up an appetite in the pool or on the machines, the tasty (and healthy) menu of Chick-fil-A awaits next door. This newcomer to Walnut Creek’s dining scene will be the first Chick-fil-A in the East Bay…previously you’d have had to drive all the way to Fairfield for your chicken fix.
This dynamic addition to Walnut Creek’s urban landscape was designed by Galen Grant of FCG Architects, a firm which has already made a big impression on the local scene with Rossmoor’s Del Valle Pool Complex, for which it won the city’s 2008 “Ponce de Leon Fountain of Youth Award” for Best Recreational Facility. The property will be just down the street from the new North Main Apartments at 1960 N. Main Street, and promises to make this neighborhood one of the hottest ones in Walnut Creek for fitness-minded residents.