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Alameda County Transit Oriented Development Sites

Union City Station District: Union City, CA
Union City Transit Center


  • The Union City Station District is a district that requires high-density, mixed-use development around the Union City BART/Intermodal Station. The Station District is based upon the Intermodal Station District and Transit Facility Plan that the City adopted in 2002 and is now implementing. Implementation includes two components: 1) land use planning and infrastructure for development; and 2) design, engineering and construction for the Intermodal Station.

Land Use

  • General Plan requires 45-80 dwelling units/acre;
  • Station District Plan will provide up to 1688 new units within ¼ mile of the Intermodal Station (1,854 new units within ½ mile)
  • Fifteen percent affordable housing units (very low and low income rental units, low and moderate income owner-occupied units)
  • Up to 1.2 million square feet of office/R&D to be built within ½ mile of the Intermodal station over the life of the Plan
  • Plan identifies local serving retail to support the district.
  • Public facility and open space/plaza

Steps Taken to Implement Land Use Plan

  • Created general plan and zoning framework
  • Take the lead to environmental clear land use plan (Redevelopment EIR)
  • Clean up of 110 acres of Brownfield lands
  • Acquired 30 acre PG&E property for infrastructure
  • Preserved right-of-way for Local Roadway (previously known as SR 84)
  • Completed 11th Street
  • Completed Green Street Bridge
  • Created of a storm water detention basin to allow development to move forward
  • BART Phase 1 under construction


  • Permits through Agencies (RWQCB, ACFC, ACWD, USD, UPRR, etc…)
  • Work with Barry Swenson Builder for redevelopment of 9 acres of PG&E lands
  • Integrate/coordinate Station District development with Intermodal Station construction and implementation
  • Avalon Bay’s 438 unit development is under construction, located immediately adjacent to and ingtegrated with  the adjacent BART property
  • Coordinate with PSSC Special Master on the redevelopment of the office parcel