August 3, 2008

Community Meeting on Downtown San Leandro BART TOD Development

A community meeting will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2008, to discuss San Leandro Crossings, the first Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) project in downtown San Leandro. According to a letter from Westlake Development Partners, the purpose of the meeting "is to introduce the project team, development concept and to gather input from the community that will be used as the planning and design process moves forward."

The development includes two sites: the BART parking lot east of the downtown BART station at San Leandro Boulevard and West Juana Avenue and the empty lot just west of the BART station.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm in the Karp Room at the San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue in San Leandro. For more information, contact Gaye Quinn at 415.970.9821.

For the complete text of the letter, see below:

San Leandro Crossings
COMMUNITY MEETING

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND
A COMMUNITY MEETING
TO DISCUSS THE SAN LEANDRO CROSSINGS PROJECT
DOWNTOWN SAN LEANDRO'S
FIRST TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT

When: Thursday, August 7, 2008
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: The San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue - Dave Karp Room
For: San Leandro Residents and Interested Parties

Westlake Development Partners LLC, BRIDGE Housing Corporation and BUILD, LLC cordially invite you to attend a community meeting to discuss the proposed San Leandro Crossings Project. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce the project team, development concept and to gather input from the community that will be used as the planning and design process moves forward.

The project includes two sites located in the City's Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Strategy Area and is being designed to be fully consistent with the City's recently approved TOD Area requirements.

Site 1 is located at the northeast corner of San Leandro Blvd and Juana Street (site of the current BART East Parking Lot) will include 200 market rate residential units, 5,000 square feet of retail space and associated parking. The residential units will include a mix of studios, one and two bedroom units. The existing public BART parking spaces will be relocated to a new parking structure to be constructed on property owned by Westlake on the west side of the BART station. The project architect is Thomas P. Cox Architects, Inc.
Site 2 is located on the west side of the BART station and will include 100 affordable residential units with a mix of one, two and three bedroom units and associated parking The project architect is David Baker + Partners Architects.

Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please call Gaye Quinn at 415.970.9821.

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