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Shadelands has experienced robust growth the past five years and enjoyed a good deal of leasing activity (45 inked leases totaling 45,518 square feet), "Open for business" ribbon cuttings, and new construction in 2018.

The most visible development sites are the Shadelands SportsMall , the 215,000-sq-ft sports training super center at 2640 Shadelands Drive [ see story below ), and Viamonte at Walnut Creek senior living at the corner of Shadelands Drive and Via Monte. [ Check out Viamonte's timelapse construction video .]

The Orchards at Walnut Creek is flourishing with the opening of several distinctive retail shops, salons, banking services, and dining establishments. Even a taproom! And there's more. Read the Apr 2018 , Oct 2018 , and Nov 2018 issues of The Shadelands Scene .

The popular free Shadelands BART shuttle , which travels between Shadelands and the Pleasant Hill BART station during morning and afternoon commute hours, has had a banner ridership year.

• Jan-Oct 2018: 98,469 riders compared to Jan-Oct 2017: 89,083 riders.

• Jan-Dec 2017: 105,901 riders. The Jan-Dec 2018 total ridership is on a pace to far exceed 2017 ridership.

• Check out the free Shadelands BART shuttle schedule and route .
For a more complete 2018 Year in Review , read previous issues of The Shadelands Scene to see what's been happening up the street, down the block, and around the corner in your Shadelands community.
With most of the exterior walls of the Shadelands Sportsmall at 2640 Shadelands Drive enclosed, the distinctive SportsMall styling is evident to passersby. In dramatic view are the vivid blue and yellow stripes of the turf fieldhouse at COPA Soccer Training Center and the giant soccer ball perched above its entrance. On display too is the custom-designed tile mural on the southwest corner of the building representing the variety of sports programs to be offered at the SportsMall.

Interior spaces are also taking shape. Colorful climbing walls have been installed at Encore Gymnastics . The swimming pool has been dug for American Swim Academy . And COPA Soccer Training Center is busy constructing its individual soccer training spaces and competition facilities while installing its tech-based training equipment.

Mike Murphy Baseball and Sparta Taekwondo have moved into transitional spaces just across from the SportsMall at 250 N. Wiget Lane before their final move to the SportsMall.

Visit tenant websites and social media pages for more construction news, grand opening activities, sports programs, and registration announcements.

To learn about tenant partnerships, contact

And look for updates in future issues of The Shadelands Scene .
Join Dr. David Gilligan for
The Joint Chiropractic's
Official Ribbon Cutting
Friday, January 4, 11:45am
[note new time]
2866 Ygnacio Valley Road
The Orchards at Walnut Creek
John Kravitz is a registered associate marriage and family therapist who works with individuals and couples, and specializes in counseling couples in conflict who are dealing with significant relationship issues.
“Some couples don’t know how to communicate, or don’t know what to do with their children or their parents," says Kravitz, who is also a certified hypnotherapist. "Some are in grief over job loss, infidelity, anger issues, or because divorce is on the horizon. I help those in crisis.”
Kravitz moved into Shadelands in May 2018 with five suite mates and has found the location, amenities, and abundant free parking to be everything he had hoped for in a therapist’s office setting.
“This is a home for us, with warm, welcoming rooms and beautiful landscaping all around the trees, the lawns, and the open spaces,” says Kravitz. “Our clients step out of their busy lives and come in here, a comfortable, peaceful place where they can relax and focus on themselves. With all the low-lying buildings, we have plenty of natural light and every window has a lovely, calming view."

John Kravitz, MA, CHT
190 N. Wiget Ln, Suite 275
Walnut Creek

"We feel so fortunate to have landed in Shadelands"
211 is the national, toll-free, number to call 24 hours per day for help and information about local health and social services. It is also the number to call for tax prep help through county services. The Contra Costa Crisis Center , authorized by the California Public Utilities Commission as the sole provider of 211 service in Contra Costa County, maintains a database of available county tax prep services.
Join host Tony La Russa and Tony's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) at Stars to the Rescue XXVIII on Saturday, January 26 , at Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.

Performers include Grammy-Award winners Bruce Hornsby and Christian McBride , Grammy-nominated Robb Flynn and friends, and Sven and the Masterful Majestic Orchestra .

Proceeds from Stars to the Rescue allow ARF to bring people and animals together to enrich each other's lives.
ARF recently celebrated
its 40,000th adoption!
In January 2018, Shadelands launched a dockless bikeshare program in partnership with LimeBike, which deployed 300 smart-bikes throughout the 267-acre Shadelands business center. The innovative plan provided free rides for Shadelands employees, while the general public used the bikes for $1 per 30 minutes. The bikes are wildly popular and well used, but it has become clear that LimeBike is unable to fully provide for that arrangement, so Shadelands is exploring other bikeshare options. January 15 is the last day of the free-ride trial, though LimeBikes will still be available throughout Shadelands and Walnut Creek for a fee.
One Warm Coat is a national nonprofit that works to provide free, warm coats to people in need through locally held coat drives. Coats are distributed to children and adults in the communities where they were collected.

Using One Warm Coat resources, BASS Medical Group held a holiday coat drive, partnering with Love a Child Missions , a Bay Point shelter for homeless women and children. On Thursday December 6, 2018, BASS employees boxed up their donations and delivered 430 warm coats to appreciative women and children in need.

Health experts report that even a 2-degree drop in body temperature results in reduced heart rate, loss of coordination, and confusion. Adults can't work effectively, and children find it difficult to learn. For most, a warm coat solves the problem. But, for the nearly 15% of Americans living in poverty, a warm winter coat is a budget “extra.”

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The Pets and Vets Program at Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) , has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Purina, which it will use to support military veterans and shelter-to-service animals.

Launched in 2011 as a service to U.S. military heroes, Pets and Vets dramatically changes lives by transforming rescue dogs into skilled service animals for veterans who suffer from PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, anxiety, severe depression, and other related conditions.

To date, ARF has placed more than 600 animals with military families, saving both ends of the leash.

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