The City of San Leandro is hosting a community workshop to present the Draft Bay Fair Transit-Oriented Development Specific Plan on Wednesday, October 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Senior Community Center, located at 13909 East 14th Street. The City is seeking public input on the Draft Plan and the related Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), released at the end of September.
The Draft Plan and EIR, the latter a requirement of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), reflects the culmination of extensive public outreach and feedback throughout 2016 and early 2017 from local residents, businesses, property owners, City boards and commissions, as well as the City Council. The Draft Plan provides a sustainable mixed-use vision for the half-mile area in and around the Bay Fair BART Station within the City limits. Contents of the Draft Plan include development standards, design guidelines, proposed zoning changes, transportation/ infrastructure improvements, financing and funding strategies, and implementation programs.
“I’m eager to hear from the public on the Draft Bay Fair TOD Plan. My hope is that constructive community feedback further refines the Plan into a stronger future blueprint for the area,” said Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter.
The City of San Leandro received a $440,000 planning grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to prepare a TOD specific plan for the Bay Fair area. The City Council also appointed a 21-member Community Advisory Committee (CAC) in early 2016. The CAC is scheduled to review the Draft Plan/EIR on Monday, October 23, at 6:00 p.m. in the Senior Community Center, which the public is welcome to attend.
This is the second community workshop related to the Bay Fair TOD Plan. A first community workshop occurred in September 2016 at the onset of the public planning process. The Draft Plan and EIR are available for public viewing on the City website (www.sanleandro.org) and as well as in the Main Library and the Community Development Department in City Hall.
For additional information, or if translation services and accommodations for persons with disabilities should be needed at the October 18th community workshop, please contact Tom Liao, Deputy Community Development Director, at (510) 577-6003 or firstname.lastname@example.org. It is appreciated if accommodation requests are submitted at least 72 hours prior to the event.
About San Leandro
One of the most diverse cities in the nation located at the center of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro is a safe, vibrant community of 89,000 residents with well-maintained neighborhoods, excellent public libraries, twenty-one public parks, quality local schools, and a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The western border of the city consists of over eight miles of pristine shoreline and amenities on San Francisco Bay while a regional park and nature areas fall on the eastern border. San Leandro businesses enjoy multiple advantages including close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland, two major freeways, two BART stations, and access to a large and well-educated workforce. Through a public-private partnership known as Lit San Leandro (www.LitSanLeandro.com), a fiber optic network encircles San Leandro’s industrial and commercial core offering businesses virtually unlimited internet connectivity.
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