The East 14th Street South Area Development Strategy is a city-initiated planning effort that is intended to help revitalize the East 14th Street Corridor. This planning effort was initiated by the City in order to address community concerns about retaining quality businesses and to ensure that new development is attractive.
The City Council created a 15-member Citizens Advisory Committee and over the course of an 18-month period, this group created new approaches to help "kick start" new private and public investment. The community consensus that was generated from this public process resulted in unanimous support from both the Planning Commission and City Council. The Development Strategy was adopted in April 2004.
The Strategy includes tools and incentives to create a more pedestrian and transit-friendly environment as envisioned by San Leandro's General Plan. The Strategy contains goals, policies and implementation strategies to entice new private sector investment. To help with public sector investment, much effort devoted to creating a strong concept for new streetscape improvements, which will help the City more effectively compete for Federal and State grant monies.
Finally, a major feature of the Strategy is the new Design Guidelines that will help guide the "look and feel" of new buildings. The Guidelines are intended to ensure that new development will exhibit high quality architecture that will only enhance this major transit corridor.
There are several computer-generated renderings contained in the Strategy that will provide you with a clear idea of the type of new buildings and qualityarchitecture that is desired along East 14th Street. The goal is that gradually, the street will be transformed from an auto-oriented commercial strip corridor to a vibrant mixed use area with a balance of commercial and residential uses.
Presentation on East 14th Street Corridor Study - American Planning Association National Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 2006 (15.83MB)
If you should have any additional questions or need additional information, please call the Planning Services Division (510-577-3325) or visit City Hall to reviewthe document there.