What's Being Built At "Cadillac Corner"

Developer plans to break ground this spring for the retail/restaurant project on Mt. Diablo Boulevard

A rendering of the planned project for the northwest corner of Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Main Street
A rendering of the planned project for the northwest corner of Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Main Street
A developer plans to break ground this spring on a long-awaited project on so-called "Cadillac Corner" at the northwest corner of Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Main Street.

Brian Hirahara, president of BH Development, said his company plans to build a two-story 12,000-square-foot project that will include retail space, a small cafe, a first-floor restaurant and a second-floor restaurant with rooftop dining.

It will also include a 2-story living green wall and a living green roof.

Hirahara said he hopes to have the project completed by early 2015.

Right now, the site contains the parking lot next to La Fogata restaurant.

Hirahara's firm developed the corner across the street that includes Tiffany, Apple computers, The Gap, Va de Vi restaurant and Tommy Bahama.

The corner now being developed got the nickname "Cadillac Corner" because of its proximity to Tiffany and Neiman Marcus.

The city sold the land to Hirahara for $2.6 million in August 2012 after he beat out several other bidders.

Hirahara said the project has already been approved. He just needs to obtain building permits, a process that's expected to take several months.

City officials have said they consider this corner the final piece in a gateway to the city's core downtown and the Broadway Plaza area.

Julie Jepsen-Grant January 27, 2014 at 10:41 PM
I remember years ago Cadillac corner was the corner of Mt. Diablo and California. Wayne Stead Cadillac.
WC-Independent January 28, 2014 at 11:18 AM
Why does it take several months for the paperwork. The faster the permits, the faster to build completion and then we have sales tax income. Geez, figure out a way to fast track this stuff.
One more time with feeling January 29, 2014 at 01:38 PM
Compared to the development velocity of the former Veteran's Hall across from the theater on Locust - a weed-overgrown, empty, lot for 10 years - this project IS fast-tracked!


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