Marea Alta is an innovative mixed-use, transit-oriented, affordable housing development at the San Leandro BART station.
Located on a former BART parking lot adjacent to the San Leandro BART Station, Marea Alta includes 115 rental apartments affordable to households earning 30-55% of Area Median Income. Building amenities include a community room with full kitchen, laundry facilities, bike storage, and a landscaped courtyard with gathering space and a children’s play structure. Marea Alta also includes a child care center, as well as the creation of more than 240 below-grade parking spaces for BART patrons. Removal of the former parking lot, combined with the addition of ground floor community-serving space, enriches San Leandro Boulevard and promotes pedestrian activity.
Marea Alta was constructed with an innovative design-build process to increase project efficiencies; view the time-lapse construction video. While Marea Alta was BRIDGE’s first modular project, the technique was used again for the second phase of the master-planned site: La Vereda, 85 affordable apartment homes for seniors.
Public Partner & Land Owner: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Architect: Ankrom Moisan Architects, Inc.
General Contractor: Cannon Constructors North, Inc.
Financial Partners: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; the City of San Leandro as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Leandro; Voter-approved Proposition 1C Transit-Oriented Development Housing Program and Infill Infrastructure Grant Program through the California Department of Housing and Community Development; the City of San Leandro HOME Investment Partnership; Wells Fargo Affordable Housing Community Development Corporation, a North Carolina corporation; California Tax Credit Allocation Committee; Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco