The City of San Leandro announced that several streets close to the downtown San Leandro BART station will soon see 4-hour parking limitations restored in order to increase parking availability for nearby residents, businesses and short-term commuters. All day parking had been temporarily allowed in these areas as a result of nearby construction projects that were impacting the availability of commuter parking. The changes will affect Callan Avenue, Thorton Street, Parrott Street, and the 1500-1600 blocks of San Leandro Boulevard (see below map for more details). Implementation of these changes, including new parking signs, is expected to be completed during the month of March, 2018.
With the completion of the first phase of the San Leandro Tech Campus and the Marea Alta affordable housing development, Downtown San Leandro now has two additional parking options for BART commuters. These options include the subterranean parking lot at the Marea Alta apartments at 1400 San Leandro Boulevard, managed by Douglas Parking, which replaced the former BART parking lot at that location. Additionally, there is now a new above-ground parking structure at the San Leandro Tech Campus, located at 600 Parrott Street, managed by ParkJockey,
These changes are part of the Downtown Parking Management Plan, which was adopted by the City Council on July 17, 2017 to guide policies and regulations for parking in Downtown San Leandro. The plan analyzed parking inventory, utilization, and turnover in the core downtown and periphery areas, and was developed following four public meetings that gathered feedback and data from BART riders, employees of downtown businesses, shoppers, and residents who use parking either for short durations or all-day. Thanks to a better understanding of parking patterns, the Parking Management Plan is also designed to aid future land-use and economic development decisions, and increase the sustainability of Downtown San Leandro.
Additional details on these proposed changes and others stemming from the Downtown Parking Management Plan will be presented to the City Council for their consideration at the February 20, 2018 City Council meeting, which will take place in the City Council Chambers, 835 East 14th Street, beginning at 7:00pm. Other related improvements that are expected to be implemented in the next few months include: providing a Parkmobile mobile payment option on all on-street meters, updating fee and permit structures, revising policies to aid enforcement of 2-hour off-street parking lots, and providing residential permit options for neighborhoods near the downtown San Leandro BART station. The public is invited to attend the February 20th City Council meeting to learn more about these proposals.
For more information, please contact Mariana Garcia, Economic Development Specialist by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (510) 577-3323.
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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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