Downtown Piedmont gets a new look, including cascading gardens, cafes, parking and an Olympic-size pool.
If plans are approved, later this year, the four blocks around the Civic Center will see a pedestrian plaza, underground parking and an Olympic-size pool. The existing downtown is basically three banks, a real estate office, a gas station and a convenience store.
The council unanimously approved preliminary plans last month. This fall the community will vote on the final version. Though the public has been generally supportive plans to overhall the swim center caused some While the public has been generally supportive of Friedman’s vision, plans to overhaul the swim center have caused some protests.