The Intermodal Station District ;
This district is going to be the very heart of Union Cityâ€™s economic future, itâ€™s going to be a visionary project that provides the city with an opportunity that is unique to the Bay Area.
A Walkable Community ;
The Cityâ€™s plan will provide a variety of mixed town homes, condominium flats and two residential towers planned to be 16 stories high.
A New Town Center;
This public plaza will feature a fountain, terraced seating, and public art. Either a library or a fine arts pavilion is planned for the plaza.
Avlon Bay will construct 438 Apartments on the former Litke property, KB Homes has constructed 216 Townhouses on the former Pacific States Steel Corp. old site and Barry Swenson Builders is planning to build up to 1,154 housing units, 61,500 sq. ft. retail ready space fronting on 11th street and 12,500 sq. ft. of commercial space. Research and development opportunities will be available on the Shelton property, PSSC, and the former PG&E pipe yard as well.
Given itâ€™s excellent geographic location and with the new changes underway this is going to be the place to live in the S.F. Bay Area. It seems to me that the vision of the city officials and Planning Commission are heading in the right direction. Finally Union City residents can live, work and shop in their own city and not spend tax dollars improving others. And I am hopeful that with all of these improvements to the new â€œDownTownâ€residential property values will rise as well.
It may not be Pleasanton, Danville or Alamo but when the full vision is completed Union City may just become the kind of city to live and shop in that residents like myself have been waiting for and perhaps those families wanting to travel to the South peninsula via the new Dumbarton Rail might just stop and spend their tax dollars here for a change.
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Having convenient transportation nearby has always been a plus for most homebuyers as long as it doesn't affect their everyday lifestyle. I am sure that the new developments right near the BART will have all the essential equipment to deal with the BART noise including double paned windows, more insulation, etc. when building the homes. I am not a Realtor so I can't tell you the hard facts about how transit hubs have affected the property values of the nearby area but from personal observations, I have noticed that the neighborhoods near BART stations have generally been on the run-down side. Recent developments near transit hubs have greatly improved the community and increased property values but I am not sure if it is due to the fact that the residential developments are new or if it is because it brings in new, affordable housing into the area, but from what I've seen property values have increased. I hope other Realtors in this forum can provide you with more statistical and factual information regarding the property effect of the transit hubs. But check out the link below, it goes over some other citywide redevelopment projects Union City is undertaking, always interesting!