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File #: 20-215    Version: 1 Name: Bay Fair Zoning Work Session
Type: Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustments
Meeting Date: 6/4/2020 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Work Session on the Bay Fair Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Zoning Amendments
Sponsors: Andrew Mogensen, Tom Liao
Attachments: 1. Bay Fair Zoning Draft Figures, 2. Tables 1 and 2
Related files: 19-544, 18-065, 18-064, 18-066, 20-297
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Work Session on the Bay Fair Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Zoning Amendments


This Work Session is an opportunity for the Planning Commission to receive an update on the Bay Fair Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Zoning Amendments and offer feedback to staff at this preliminary stage. There are no formal actions associated with this item.


In 2014, the City of San Leandro received a highly competitive $440,000 Priority Development Area (PDA) planning grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to prepare the Bay Fair TOD Specific Plan (Specific Plan) and related Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The City also contributed local funds and in-kind contributions along with contributions from BART, Madison Marquette (the owner of the Bayfair Center) and Alameda County.

The Bay Fair TOD Specific Plan Area covers 154 acres primarily comprised of commercial uses with a mix of office, light industrial, and residential uses. The study area includes several sub-areas including Bay Fair BART Station, Bayfair Center, Fashion Faire Place, and Fairmont Square Shopping Center, which are divided by East 14th Street and Hesperian Boulevard.

The Specific Plan was created to promote the long-term sustainability and vibrancy of the Bay Fair BART Station area and to establish it as a Priority Development Area (PDA) in order to:

? Provide greater access to public funding targeted to TOD areas;
? Incentivize/streamline the regulatory process for future TOD developments;
? Continue City and private investments in South San Leandro; and
? Add the final planning piece to the City's East 14th Street corridor, following the East 14th South Area Strategy (2004) and the Downtown TOD Strategy (2007), all in compliance with MTC's regional Plan Bay Area 2040.

Throughout the multi-year Specific Plan development process, the City implemented a broad public outreach effort, which included:

? A 21-member Community...

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