Development in San Leandro at an All-Time High
The City of San Leandro is experiencing economic growth, which is creating more jobs and generating more investment in the community. In response to this, Community Development staff is taking steps to help residents and businesses through the development process.
San Leandro continues to attract investment, and the economic outlook is bright. While there is little vacant land, there has been ongoing interest in redevelopment of under-utilized properties and re-purposing of existing spaces.
Over the past several years, San Leandro has experienced a significant amount of construction and development. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of building permits increased by 40%, reaching 2,500 in 2016. During this same time, the total value of construction increased by an impressive 208%, reaching almost $170 million in 2016.
The Community Development Department is taking steps to facilitate development and is committed to improving customer service to help residents, businesses and developers through the permit process. In 2017, the Building Division completed a cost of services study, creating a new building fee structure that simplifies the application of fees to projects and assists customers in estimating permit fees. Now the new building fee schedule calculates fees based on construction valuation, allowing more accurate and expeditious calculation of fees and enabling residents, contractors and developers to easily project fees for proposed projects. Other efforts to improve the building permit process include the issuance of more permits over-the counter, improved translation services, and the option to pay by credit card. Learn more about the building permit process and fees here.
Some of the biggest developments underway include:
Industrial & Office
- Friant Furniture: $18 million investment for 306,000 sqft rehabbed industrial @ 1980 W Ave 140th
- Comstock Industrial Center: $24 million investment 160,000 sqft for new Class A industrial @ 2388 Williams St
- Trammell Crow: $70 million investment for 553,200 sqft new Class A Industrial Business Center @ 100 Halcyon Dr
- Overton Moore: a $45 million investment for 297,000 sqft new Class A industrial and R&D at the former Georgia Pacific Site @ 2000 Marina Blvd
- San Leandro Tech Campus Phase II: $18 million investment for 132,000 sqft new Class A office building @ 1600 Alvarado St
Residential & Mixed Use
- Bridge Housing/ Marea Alta: 115 affordable housing units and 85 senior housing units @ 1400 San Leandro Blvd
- Galvan Apartments: 60 housing units @ northwest corner of Washington Ave and Thornton Street
- Sansome Pacific: up to 150 housing units and 20,000 sqft of retail @ northeast corner of E 14th Street and Davis/Callan St
- San Leandro Tech Campus Housing: 197 housing units @ 1600 Alvarado St