SPUR Walking Tour: Bay Meadows (SPUR members only)

"Come see how the suburbs are changing. Join Kim Havens of Wilson, Meany & Sullivan for an inside look at a major Transit Oriented Development in San Mateo. The former Bay Meadows horse track, which sits next to the Caltrain Hillsdale station, is being transformed into 1,250 residential units, 750,000 square feet of office space and 93,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of the development is finalized with 734 housing units and a 98,000-square-foot retail complex anchored by a Whole Foods."

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Brisbane Baylands Mega Development Plans for Mega Car Traffic

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SPUR Walking Tour: Exploring Oakland: Uptown

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"Over a decade ago, Oakland embarked on a major project to remake the northern edge of its downtown. Dubbed “Uptown,” the mixed-use community developed by Forest City includes 665 rental apartments (25 percent of which are affordable units), 9,000-square-feet of neighborhood retail space and a 25,000-square-foot public park. Hear how this LEED Silver residential project […]