City representatives have been unable to get together with the developer of the commercial-residential BART transit village projects on a development agreement.
However, the project will still move forward through the city's land use approval process, including hearings at the Planning Commission and City Council.
On Tuesday's City Council agenda is a discussion of the progress of the dense project surrounding Walnut Creek's BART station. The council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 1666 N. Main St.
The developer is Walnut Creek Transit Lifestyle Associates, a joint venture of apartment developer BRE Properties and Transit Village Associates, the original developer.
"The parties did not come to a meeting of the minds on the worth of the freezing of the (impact) fees and the corresponding community benefits," wrote Mayor Bob Simmons in an email. "So, the developer indicated that it didn't wish to proceed further with a DA (development agreement) and to just continue to have its application processed without a DA. Both parties expressed appreciation and respect for how the other party approached the discussions."
The negotiations included representatives of BART, the property owner.
Envisioned are 600 residential apartments, 22,000 square feet of retail and 16,700 square feet of "flex space" that could be used for residential or commercial units.