San Leandro Reviews Transit Area Development And Broadband Strategy

Monday night work session looks at new plans for an OSIsoft campus west of BART station and an overall broadband strategy.


San Leandro is formally amending its plans for the area around the downtown BART station to accommodate a new campus for OSIsoft, the company that is developing the Lit San Leandro fiber optic loop.

This is part of what San Leandro calls its .

Officials also reviewed how the fiber optic loop will affect the city's core.

"The changes may be one of the most discernible new realities of life without redevelopment dollars," wrote independent journalist Steven Tavares in an analysis of San Leandro's revisions.

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Stephen Cassidy April 10, 2012 at 05:22 PM
This project never was largely funded with redevelopment monies and therefore the elimination of redevelopment agencies statewide is not a factor in the revised planned. There will be some redevelopment money that was committed earlier to the Bridge housing project and these funds will still be allocated. However the non affordable housing clmponent of the project previously and now under the revision is being funded with private money.
David April 12, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Why is any city money going to now 200 units (instead of 100, although at least the location makes more sense) of affordable housing? SL doesn't need it, want it, nor is able to afford it.
Leah Hall April 13, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Thanks for sharing your ideas, David. I thought those interested in city planning and economic development for the region might be interested in this this message and SF SPUR report posted by Mayor Cassidy on his Facebook page earlier today: "In the report linked below from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, the authors make the case that there is a strong link between density and job growth. "In fact, we believe that locating jobs closer to transit — and closer to one another — will be key to the Bay Area’s long-term economic growth. http://www.spur.org/files/event-attachments/SPUR_The_Urban_Future_of_Work.pdf
Leah Hall April 13, 2012 at 09:15 PM
For the creative architecture and planning geeks amongst us, SPUR is providing a model for an ongoing first ever exhibition and seminar series called Presenting Architecture. This exhibition will highlight 'case studies' of architectural model makers, photographers, and visualization experts, along with a communications case study by Amanda Walter, co-author of the upcoming "Social Media in Action." This exhibition is highlighted on KQED's "The Do List" and will also undoubtedly be of interest to teens looking to enter a related career path (May God help them :) Presenting Architecture On view until April 26, 2012 http://www.aiasf.org/Programs/Gallery.htm
David April 14, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Leah, they can believe all they want. That's what happens when you stop believing in God, you'll believe anything. What you can do, is address the data. The data indicate Americans' overwhelming preference for single family dwellings. It was true 100 years ago, it was true 50 years ago, it's true now. The facts are also that we're spending tax dollars to build a housing project that is not needed, not wanted, and guaranteed to increase crime and drive people from downtown. You have to "believe" that San Leandro is somehow different from every single other town in America where dense housing projects were built. Or you could simple look at history. But you, like with everything else that goes against your precious little "urbanist" religion choose to ignore the inconvenient facts that destroy any rational person's ability to believe in such a obviously false god.


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