Main Street Plaza


Successful but aging neighborhood
shopping center gets a new look.


Project Attributes


  • 500 linear feet of storefront
  • Completed March 2006
  • $550,000 total cost
  • Steel Engineering
  • Tenants Open During Construction
  • Pedestrain Safety


What We've Achieved


  • Design integration with neighborhood buildings
  • Addition of landmark tower element
  • Improved sight lines
  • Greater tenant exposure
  • ADA compliance

Contact MXL


MXL Commercial Construction
2532 Santa Clara Avenue #10
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: 510-522-3400
Fax: 510-522-9400

Urban Revitalization

Adjacent to the highly polished heart of downtown Walnut Creek, this 1950's-era shopping center was in need of a face-lift:


  • façade & storefront renovations
  • construction of a 48-foot tall enclosed tower structure as a landmark element
  • 300 feet of custom-designed architectural parking lot fencing
  • modifications to existing plaza, parking lot and sidewalks to accommodate handicap accessibility
  • paint, awnings, landscaping and architectural elements


The tower construction was particularly challenging. While three legs of the tower were outside of the building footprint, the fourth had to be supported by the roof structure so as not to take up valuable interior retail space. The fourth leg required a matrix of steel and glulam beams installed above the ceiling to transfer the weight to exterior walls.

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Main Street Plaza