As I’ve watched the progress of the Downtown Brentwood Revitalization since moving to the area about seven months ago, it’s become a bit challenging to remain optimistic about how the downtown area will look when the project is complete.
I was really hoping to see a downtown designed in Brentwood along the lines of some of the beautiful downtown areas in the Bay Area where I’ve lived previously, such as Livermore, Pleasanton, Danville and Walnut Creek, and had hoped that those responsible for the Brentwood project were planning a downtown area that would be similar in design and amenities to the aforementioned successful “downtowns.”
What I’ve noticed about these areas that I’ve yet to see in downtown Brentwood (or just about anywhere in Brentwood, really) are a few things that make all the difference: tall, mature shade trees, large decorative fountains and plenty of visually appealing lighting. I sincerely hope downtown Brentwood ends up looking as nice as these other downtowns within the Bay Area, so I don’t have to continue driving to one of these other cities to enjoy downtown shopping, dining and walking.
Deborah Hinds, Brentwood