Multifamily Residences Planned On East 14th Street In Bay Fair, San Leandro

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Plans to add more housing could soon be seen fulfilled in Bay Fair in San Leandro. The project proposal includes the development of a housing project at multiple addresses: 15693, 15739 and 15741 East 14th Street. Plans call for the transformation of a shopping center parking lot into a 487-unit apartment complex.

Encino and AMG & Associates are the project developers. The development team includes AO Architects.

The project will consist of 487 units, of which will be 482 one-bedroom units and 5 three-bedroom manager’s units. Of those units, 15 percent will be affordable for very low-income families and the rest will be market-rate. The proposal is looking to add two five-story buildings. Building A will house 180 units and is planned to be T-shaped, mostly engaging East 14th Street. Building B, which contains 307 units, is a 4-sided building forming an enclosed courtyard space. The two buildings interact with each other to create an otherwise contiguous form on the site and reinforce the natural flow of the open public open spaces and pathways run parallel along the North/South perimeter of the project and Bayfair Center.

The residential redevelopment will bring a walkable, transit-oriented community hub, with public gathering spaces and a mix of retail, neighborhood services, housing and office space, the city stated on its site. The development itself is part of the city’s Bay Fair Transit-Oriented Development. The Bay Fair TOD Specific Plan was adopted by the San Leandro City Council in 2018, following an extensive community engagement and planning process, according to the city’s website.

The project will feature contemporary modern architectural designs adhering to the guidelines and intent of the Bay Fair TOD Specific Plan. The pedestrian entry to the public plaza from East 14th Street will be marked by a proposed mural depicting San Leandro’s Cherry City legacy, which started in 1909 to celebrate the bumper crop of cherries.

The estimated cost of the project is $150-$200 millions. The team plans to finalize the entitlements within an 18-month period.

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3 Comments on "Multifamily Residences Planned On East 14th Street In Bay Fair, San Leandro"

  1. good use of an underutilized parking lot, but who picked those colors?!

  2. Outstanding news that this project is getting movement. Our space needs development!

  3. Peace Josephino | February 21, 2023 at 6:49 pm | Reply

    It needs an escort service to protecting the community from harm and injury on walks, as it makes things appropriate and very cost effective in crime prevention to deter violence with puppy pet centers for little kids to appreciate humanity!

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