Several major quality of life projects for Walnut Creek were completed in the 1990s. To ease parking congestion downtown and to enhance the retail atmosphere of Locust Street, the City opened its third public parking structure on June 30, 1994. The 257-space South Locust Street Garage has ground floor retail space leased to two businesses. An ambitious effort to beautify the historic downtown section of Main and Locust streets was completed in 1997 with the installation of 117 old-fashioned streetlights and decorative benches and waste bins.
City officials, recognizing the need for more indoor recreational facilities for youths and adults, built two community gymnasiums in partnership with other agencies. The Foothill Community Gymnasium was opened on Oct. 9, 1994 next to Foothill Middle School. The City contributed $1.8 million toward construction and the Mt. Diablo Unified School District provided the land an $900,000. A second facility, the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium, was opened on May 3, 1998 next to the Contra Costa Jewish Community Center on Tice Valley Boulevard. The $4.7 million gym was built with City funds on land donated by the Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay.
On May 16, 1998, City and East Bay Regional Park District officials dedicated the Iron Horse Trail Overcrossing at Ygnacio Valley Road. The $2.1 million pedestrian and cyclist bridge was financed with federal, state, City, and park district funds. An estimated 1 million persons are expected to use the overcrossing annually.
City Soars Into Cyberspace
Joining other cities and governmental agencies, the City of Walnut Creek launched its own website on the Internet on Feb. 6, 1996. It was judged one of the best among cities in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Chronicle.
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