The San Leandro Redevelopment Agency administers three redevelopment project areas, as shown in the Redevelopment Project Area Map.
Plaza Project Area
Includes much of downtown San Leandro as well as Davis Street, from around E. 14th Street to roughly Douglas Street, and the Costco area west of Highway 880.
The Plaza I Redevelopment Project, established in 1960, involved the redevelopment of a deteriorated central business district through the creation of the San Leandro Center, a neighborhood shopping center in the heart of downtown.
The adjoining Plaza II Redevelopment Project was established in 1967 and was amended several times between 1971 and 1988 to add more territory.
There have been significant improvement projects in Plaza II, such as the Estudillo Parking Garage, Costco, and the Gateway and Placer Title Office Buildings.
Other improvement projects are underway, most notably Creekside Plaza on San Leandro Boulevard at Davis Street. Because Plaza I and II areas were adjacent as well as functionally similar, the projects were merged into one area, called the Plaza Project Area, in 2000.
Joint Project Area
Includes E. 14th Street (other than the section in downtown San Leandro); Marina Boulevard plus the area to the south of Marina Boulevard that includes Teagarden Street and Aladdin Avenue; Washington Avenue, from San Leandro Boulevard to Halcyon; and the Lewelling/Hesperian area.
The Joint Project Area was created in July 1993 by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and San Leandro's Redevelopment Agency.
The Redevelopment Project was undertaken cooperatively to address problems of blight existing in contiguous City and County areas. Both the City and the County retain separate control over the planning and implementing of projects within the incorporated and unincorporated portions, respectively, but maintain an administrative relationship for certain reporting and notification requirements.
The Marina Boulevard Auto Mall and Bayfair BART are two of the major projects in this area. A Joint Project Area Redevelopment Advisory Committee meets monthly to discuss projects and programs in the area.
West San Leandro/MacArthur Project Area
Covers most of the industrial area of the city west of Highway 880 (including Westgate) as well as the section of MacArthur Boulevard between the Oakland border and Estudillo Avenue.
The West San Leandro/MacArthur Project Area's two sub-areas are quite different. West San Leandro is the City's industrial base, while MacArthur Boulevard is a neighborhood district with many locally-owned small businesses.
The Project Area was formed in 1999 after an extensive community process. The MacArthur Boulevard streetscape upgrade is one project in this area; another is San Leandro Links, a shuttle bus program for transporting employees in west San Leandro to and from the Downtown BART station.
A West San Leandro/MacArthur Project Area Redevelopment Advisory Committee meets monthly to discuss projects and programs in the area.