Application Filed for 345-Unit Bay Point Development, Contra Costa County

530-625 South Broadway Avenue roughly outlined in white by SFYIMBY, image via Google Satellite530-625 South Broadway Avenue roughly outlined in white by SFYIMBY, image via Google Satellite

An application has been filed requesting land use and development permits for a new mixed-use development nearby BART at 530-625 South Broadway Avenue, as part of the Orbisonia Heights project in Bay Point, Contra Costa County. The project will yield 345 units, retail, and a library to be built across three phases. The project developer and application have not been revealed, though the city did share a solicitation request years ago.

Pittsburg Bay Point BART Station Area Specific Plan coverage image, courtesy Contra Costa County

Pittsburg Bay Point BART Station Area Specific Plan coverage image, courtesy Contra Costa County

The county has zoned for development in the area to fit in with the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART Station Area Specific Plan, master-planned by Cannon Design Group. The low-rise zoning for the area means the building heights would rise between forty and sixty feet tall.

Phase one of construction will be the most significant addition to the site, building nearly half of the housing. 169 residential units will be made, along with parking for 189 vehicles. Along with the new housing, the first stage includes the 20,900 square foot library.

Phase two of construction includes 156 new residential units with 156 parking spaces. This phase will also see the first retail on-site. 11,130 square feet of commercial space will be added. The final phase of construction is the smallest, representing less than ten percent of the residential stock with twenty units and 41 parking spaces.

Orbisonia Heights project site map, image via Conta Costa County

Orbisonia Heights project site map, image via Conta Costa County

City-published development goals laid out for Orbisonia Heights state, “the intent of the Residential Mixed Use designation is to encourage a moderately high density,
unified residential development which takes advantage of the area’s close proximity to both the
BART Station and Ambrose Park.”

530-625 S Broadway Avenue will be within walking distance of the Pittsburg-Bay Point BART Station with access to the SFO-Antioch BART line. The project would rise between the Oak Hills Shopping Center and Ambrose Park. Residents will be within walking distance from groceries and a variety of retail shops.

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