Maximus Approved to Develop 687-Unit Apartment Complex on Alvarado Street
On Thursday, March 7, 2019, the San Leandro Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustments unanimously approved a project proposed by Maximus Real Estate Partners that will bring 687 apartment units to the Downtown Transit-Oriented Development area.
The 5.73 acre redevelopment site at 915 Antonio Street is just south of the San Leandro Creek and within a short walking distance from the San Leandro BART station. The FH Dailey Chevrolet car dealership is along the south and Union Pacific Railroad tracks are on the west. An Alameda County Fire Department training facility borders the site along the north.In addition to the new residential units, the project will include construction of a new, 4,326-square-foot conservatory at 844 Alvarado Street for the Filarmonica Artista Amadora de San Leandro Music Conservatory, across the street from its current building.
Existing buildings will be demolished to construct the 931,989-square-foot development which will consist of two buildings with a shared underground garage. One building will be six stories tall while the second will be five stories. A total of 892 parking spaces will be provided, along with parking for 520 bicycles. The buildings will host a mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Each apartment will come equipped with a full kitchen, plus a washer and dryer, and about 30 percent of the units will also include private balconies.
More than 130,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor amenities will include rooftop gardens and terraces, bicycle lockers, a clubhouse, a 550 square-foot cafe, a dog park and a dog wash area, as well as a pool and outdoor spots for barbecuing. Furthermore, the complex will have on-site maintenance, leasing staff and property management.
Maximus has proposed a significant investment in a public art component that will be incorporated into the building design. Artist Shawn HibmaCronan has been engaged by Maximus to design a sculpture concept consisting of 2,022 individual, laser cut components, each uniquely formed and arranged. In an homage to the Caterpillar Equipment Company that formerly occupied this land, the laser cuts will be coated with the iconic gold color of Caterpillar equipment, while simultaneously evoking impressions of Monarch butterflies and California poppy fields.