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Transit-Oriented Development Could Rise Up Around San Leandro BART

Transit-Oriented Development Could Rise Up Around San Leandro BART
Rendering of the proposed apartment complex in San Leandro

A budding office development in San Leandro could become part of a larger mixed-use transit-oriented community. Westlake Urban, which is building the 775K SF San Leandro Tech Campus next to BART, proposed a seven-story building with 197 market-rate apartments and ground-floor commercial space, the East Bay Times reports. The developer would build these units on a 3.13-acre site at Parrot and Thornton streets close to its massive under-construction office campus.

The project, designed by TCA Architects, includes 42 studios, 114 one-bedroom and 41 two-bedroom units inside the 220K SF building. Amenities would include a roof deck, bike storage, two courtyards, meeting areas and a pet spa.

An existing 785-spot parking garage at the tech campus would be expanded to accommodate another 560 cars, including 141 spaces for residents and commercial tenants. The proposed residential building also would have an 85-spot mechanical parking system on the first floor and basement.

The city council is expected to consider the project Monday. The city’s planning commission unanimously approved the proposal in June.