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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