A rendering of a later phase of the Walnut Creek Transit Village photographed at a press conference to announce the start of the first phase at the Walnut Creek BART Station in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. The first phase includes a 900-stall parking garage set to break ground Saturday. later phases include almost 600 apartments, plus shops, restaurants and public plazas. The phase in the rendering will be built on the other side of the parking garage on the left of this photo. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

After almost 20 years, Walnut Creek transit village kicks off

While some critics say almost 600 new apartments near the BART station will add to an already crowded downtown, Rebecca Saltzman has a different train of thought.

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