Upcoming TOD projects


MacArthur Transit Village MacArthur Transit Village--Hines Interests

  • This project is a collaborative effort involving BART, the City of Oakland’s Redevelopment Agency, MacArthur Transit Community Partners (MTCP) and other stakeholders.
  • The MacArthur Transit Village will include 877 high-density residential units, over 35,000 square feet of retail, a new 481 space BART parking garage, and other improvements to the station on a former BART parking lot.
  • So far, 90 affordable residential units (constructed by BRIDGE housing), another 385 residential units and 25,500 square feet of retail space (constructed by Hines Interests), the parking garage, and other BART station improvements have been completed.
  • The Hines Interests development was recently completed in early 2020.
  • In May 2018, Boston Properties began construction on the remaining 402 (high-rise) units and 13,000 square feet of retail with substantial completion anticipated in late 2020.
  • BART plaza upgrades were completed in June 2019. Improvements to the plaza included a 200+ space secured bicycle station; removal of existing landscaping planters and benches; replacement of the Plaza’s floor materials; new lighting, benches and wayfinding. 

Walnut Creek 

  • The BART Board authorized an execution of an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Walnut Creek Transit Lifestyle Associates (WCTLA) in 2000, and an option agreement was executed in 2002.  
  • The Walnut Creek Transit Village will consist of approximately 596 multi-family housing units (approximately $7 million will be paid in affordable housing in-lieu fees to the City at the time of building permit issuance), 27,000 square feet of retail space, a new privately-owned replacement parking garage for BART patrons, a new BART zone command police facility, and a new intermodal bus facility.  
  • The parking garage was completed in early 2019.  The developer team is now initiating construction on its first phase of apartment units.

Pleasant Hill (partial) 

  • Phase II of the Pleasant Hill Transit Village is currently under construction. This includes an additional 200 units of market-rate rental housing and 2,300 square of feet retail.  
  • The third phase is entitled as a 12-story, 290,000 square foot office or hotel development.


Richmond Transit Village Phase II 

  • In December 2017, the City of Richmond finished their Nevin Avenue Improvements Project that included a new elevator and redesigned approach to the station from the east.  
  • The completion of the City’s project has paved the way for the next phase of the Transit Village that will develop the former BART parking lot and adjacent City property on the east side of the station.

West Dublin 

  • Ground leases for a future upscale lifestyle hotel development and future retail development were executed by the Board in 2006.  BART’s development partner, Barings, is currently soliciting a hotel/conference/retail for the site.


  • In late 2018, the BART board approved the terms of a ground lease option for development of the property with Republic Urban Properties (RUP). 
  • Updates on the project's status can be found at BART's Millbrae TOD page, the City of Millbrae's page, and RUP's site.

Balboa Park 

  • BART has partnered with the San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office on Housing to construct a 131 unit affordable housing development aimed at very low, low, and moderate income families. 
  • This project, which is being developed jointly by Related California and Mission Housing Development Corporation, is presently seeking funding and financing, and if successful is expected to break ground by 2021. Updates on the project can be found at Mission Housing Development Corporation's Balboa Park Upper Yard website.
  • BART is virtual community meetings for Balboa Park area stakeholders and BART riders to give them an update on a new plaza being designed at the Balboa Park BART station. The meetings will also provide an update on the Balboa Park Upper Yard project, which will be a 100% affordable transit-oriented development project that is immediately adjacent to the Balboa Park station. The TOD project is being built on city property by the joint venture development team of Related Companies and Mission Housing Development Corp in cooperation with BART. The first two virtual community meetings occurred on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5-6 pm; Saturday, December 5, 2020 10-11 am; and Monday, December 14, 2020 5:30-6:30pm. Presentation from the meeting is available here

West Oakland 

  • In February 2019, China Harbour Engineering Co. (CHEC) and their development partner Strategic Urban Development Alliance (SUDA) secured entitlements from the City of Oakland for a mixed-use Transit-Oriented Development consisting of 382,460 square feet of office space, 762 residential units (240 of which will be affordable) and 75,000 square feet of retail on approximately 5 acres.

  • For more information, please visit the West Oakland TOD page

Lake Merritt

  • The BART Board has selected the team of Strada Investment Group and the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) to develop high rise residential, affordable housing and high rise office at the Lake Merritt BART station.
  • For updates on the project status, please visit the Lake Merritt TOD page.

Fruitvale Phase IIB

  • The Unity Council and BRIDGE Housing have partnered to develop 181 units of affordable housing and a 6,000 square foot space for a non-profit tenant.  The project is fully approved and seeking funding. 


      North Concord/Martinez

      • BART has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a developer of property at the North Concord/Martinez station.  The BART Board is expected to review the Staff recommendation in August 2019.  
      • Please visit the North Concord TOD website for more information and updates.

      El Cerrito Plaza

      • On November 19, 2020, the BART Board selected the developer team of Holliday Development, Related California, and Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA) to advance transit oriented development, following a competitive request for qualifications process initiated in July 2020.
      • Updates on the project can also be found at the developer team’s El Cerrito Plaza TOD website
      • For more information visit the El Cerrito Plaza TOD website.