The design will provide compact urban form and be a first step in creating a friendly and walkable new neighborhood. The proposed redevelopment plans include 1,500 sf of commercial area and 97 residential units.
This project proposes to redevelop an existing commercial site and surface parking lot on a 1.81+/- acre site.
Located within walking distance to the South Hayward BART station, the design aims to create an attractive streetscape with active uses and abundant glazing on the ground level. Ground floor programming will include a commercial space, garage parking, a lobby and other support areas.
A challenge was how to fit enough units and parking on a fairly steeply sloping site while while providing adequate fire truck access and creating an attractive mixed use building that follows the requirements of the form based code for this area.