ReCentering and The Cannery Area Design Plan
Location: Hayward, California. First ring industrial suburb
Hayward is an older industrial and railroad town on San Francisco Bay, just south of Oakland. For decades, the city's canning industry declined and its traditional street pattern was slowly destroyed by regional freeways and ill-designed parking for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). A decade ago, a group of City officials teamed with consultants to create a new downtown plan, called ReCentering. After eight years watching it succeed, the same team developed a plan for the adjacent Cannery Area.Read more at this project's website.
Transect Zone(s): T5 center.
Guiding Charter Principle(s): Sixteen, Seventeen, Twenty-seven
Project or Plan's Scale: District
Features: Civic buildings & parks, Live/work, Mixed uses, Rail/fixed guideway transit, Transit oriented development.
Land area (in acres): 153
Number of residential units (include live/work): 750
Residential types: Low-rise flats, Townhouse/rowhouse/maisonette.
Project team designers: Solomon E. T. C. Architecture and Urban Design
Project team developers: Hayward Redevelopment Agency
Previous site status: Brownfield (former industrial)