San Leandro 50-Acre Shoreline Project Moves Ahead

San Leandro Shoreline Development Conceptual Master Plan, October 2012.

After four years of planning in partnership with the City of San Leandro and a group of citizen volunteers, Cal-Coast Development is readying a project submittal for a 50-acre mixed-use development along the San Francisco Bay in San Leandro. “The Shoreline Development has the potential to transform the large and vacant asphalt parking lots next to the boat harbor in the Marina into a high-quality dining and commercial area with walk and bike paths for the public,” said Mayor Stephen Cassidy. “Thanks to the work of an incredibly dedicated group of citizens, we have developed a vision of this site for San Leandrans and visitors to our community to enjoy for decades.” The project is slated to include a 200-room hotel and conference facility, new restaurants, up to 250,000 square feet of office space, a community building, and 188 residential units in a variety of configurations. The development includes a small boat launch ramp and aquatic center to promote hand powered watercraft as well as a waterfront promenade with pedestrian piers, bike lanes and new park space. The development was designed to complement other public amenities at the shoreline including the Monarch Bay championship golf course, Marina Park, and popular par course. Horatio’s, owned by Restaurants Unlimited, and The Marina Inn, a privately owned and operated hotel, are incorporated into the master plan. The City plans to retain ownership of the land and negotiate a long-term ground lease with Cal-Coast. A 30-plus member Citizens Advisory Committee was formed in 2008 to help shape the vision for this project. The group has been meeting regularly with City staff and Cal-Coast to develop a Conceptual Master Plan for the site. “Although a great deal of work remains to be done, we have reached a significant milestone in the process,” stated Cal-Coast president Ed Miller. “A waterfront site like this one – with access to transportation infrastructure, fiber optic broadband, and incredible natural amenities – makes the challenging process worthwhile.” The next step for the project will be the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report, which is expected to take roughly 18 months Construction is tentatively expected to begin in 2016.
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