A new Library for Pleasant Hill

NEW RENDERINGS! Check out the slide show (above) for the latest renderings of our new library.

Oak Park Properties & the new library

The library is one component of a project proposed for 15 acres at the intersection of Oak Park Boulevard and Monticello Avenue, currently referred to as "Oak Park Properties". Oak Park Properties comprises two projects, a Civic Project and a Residential Project. 

The Civic Project, at 1700 Oak Park Boulevard, includes construction of a new library building, a park with athletic fields, improvements to the Grayson Creek corridor, and significant improvements to Monticello Avenue and Oak Park Boulevard. 

The Residential Project, at 1750 Oak Park Boulevard, includes demolition of the existing County-owned library building and vacant administrative offices, and construction of 34 single-family homes, 7 accessory dwelling units, and a new pocket park. 

Construction on the new library building is expected to begin in 2020 with anticipated completion in late 2021. 

January 2020 Updates

Final EIR ready for public review

The proposed Final Environmental Impact Report for the Oak Park Properties Specific Plan along with its Appendix  was released for public review on January 6, 2020.

The previously released Draft Environmental Impact Report can also be reviewed at: Draft EIR - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

In addition to the online copy (see links, below) hard copies are available for review at Pleasant Hill City Hall (100 Gregory Lane), the Pleasant Hill Library (1750 Oak Park Boulevard), and the Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development (30 Muir Road, Martinez).

Upcoming meetings in January

Two public hearings on the Oak Park Properties Specific Plan and the Oak Park Properties Residential Project are scheduled for January 2020. 

  • The Architectural Review Commission public hearing will begin at 5 pm. Thursday, Jan. 16 in the large community room at City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane.
  • The Planning Commission public hearing will start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 in the Council Chambers, 100 Gregory Lane.

Detailed information about these meetings is posted on the City website.  Agendas will be posted on the City website at least 72 hours in advance of the meetings.

Frequently Asked Questions (latest update: January 2020) Please note, the Frequently Asked Questions are updated as the project evolves.

For more information about the library project, email gvassar@pleasanthillca.org or call (925) 671-5229.