Centro Callan Mixed-Use Project Breaks Ground in Downtown San Leandro
On Tuesday, September 27, 2022, Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter, Vice Mayor Pete Ballew, councilmembers Deborah Cox, Corina Lopez, and Bryan Azevedo, along with City staff joined with the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown San Leandro Community Benefit District, and developers Martin Group and Sansome Pacific to celebrate the groundbreaking for the long-awaited Centro Callan mixed-use project at 1188 E. 14th Street.
The location was identified as a strategic opportunity site around 15 years ago in San Leandro’s Transit Oriented Development Strategy. Sansome Pacific was chosen as the developer for the site, with plans to build nearly 200 residential units atop ground floor retail. In 2020, Sansome Pacific partnered with the Martin Group, who became the lead developer and obtained entitlements and building permits.
Martin Group’s plan includes 197 residential units, two levels of parking, ground floor retail, and a specialty grocer. The building will include a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units, along with 10 affordable units constructed and a contribution of over $400,000 to the City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
Demolition of the old structures took place in August, and the site is now being prepared for undergrounding, infrastructure, and vertical construction. During construction, a covered pedestrian path on E. 14th will be open and there will be periodic closures of adjacent streets and pedestrian paths during both demolition and construction to ensure the public’s safety. Information about construction contacts is available onsite for questions or concerns.