BAR Architects worked closely with multiple stakeholders including for-profit and non-profit developers, BART, AC Transit, city agencies and the community to create a phased master plan for a 12-acre mixed-income, transit-oriented development in Hayward. The master plan calls for six parcels to be built around the South Hayward BART Station on the existing BART parking lot and a blighted commercial site.
When the 4-phase plan is complete, it will become a focal point for the surrounding suburban community, providing a vibrant, pedestrian promenade activated by a new supermarket, sidewalk retailers and transit hub. Plans also call for a mixture of nearly 800 housing units (affordable, senior, and market-rate flats and lofts), a 910-stall BART parking structure, an AC Transit intermodal hub, and various amenities. Designed to meet Build It Green Standards, this mixed-use development combines elements of a successful transit village by providing affordable and market-rate housing, retail and a transit hub in close proximity to a BART station. In addition to the master plan BAR designed various residential and retail complexes.