Lars Halle and Tom Liao
Concluding a two-year public planning process with workshops and a 21-person Community Advisory Committee, the San Leandro city council in February adopted the 154-acre Bay Fair Transit-Oriented Development Specific Plan.
The plan is the community’s long-term vision for a vibrant and sustainable, higher density, mixed-use “transit village” in proximity to the Bay Fair BART station. It provides a new future for nearby local shopping centers and the 816,755-square-foot Bayfair regional shopping center. The plan covers allowable land uses, market-rate and affordable housing, anti-displacement measures, and multi-modal street improvements for pedestrians, bicyclists, vehicles, and infrastructure, and it includes standards, guidelines, and zoning recommendations for future development.