David Baker Architects

The Alameda

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The Alameda is part of the first phase of San Leandro Crossings, a mixed-use but primarily residential transit-oriented development adjacent to the Downtown San Leandro BART Station. The first phase includes 100 affordable homes, 200 market-rate homes, and a large BART parking garage.

This new neighborhood will have unparalleled access to transit and will be connected to shops and services in downtown San Leandro through a number of improved pedestrian routes. San Leandro Crossings will increase transit ridership, provide needed workforce housing, improve safety in the area and serve as a catalyst for the downtown revitalization. In 2008, the State of California awarded the project $24,000,000 for infrastructure improvements.

Computer visualization of entry courtyard with green stair.

The double-height lobby links the street level with the podium courtyard level.

Entry stoops and balconies face the multi-use pedestrian and bicycle trail along Martinez Street.

This five-story apartment building includes 100 rental homes for families earning from 35% to 50% of Area Median Income. It features a number of gathering spaces, laundry facilities on every floor, urban agriculture, and an ample community space that opens onto a landscaped central courtyard.

The daycare center has an entry facing Martinez Street near the intersection with the pedestrian mews.

The second-level plan showing the nifty landscaping plan (courtesy CMG Landscape Architecture) and the indoor-outdoor circulation.

Site plan: The dwellings and a child-care center screen the garage from view and create an active pedestrian level.

Aerial view from the northwest.

project details


All Projects, Unbuilt


San Leandro, California


BRIDGE Housing


David Baker Architects
Kevin Wilcock, AIA, LEED AP
Kevin Markarian, AIA, LEED AP
Bradley Sugarman, AIA, LEED AP


J.H. Fitzmaurice, Inc



project data
The Alameda at San Leandro Crossings
1333 Martinez Street
San Leandro, California
In Design
number of units
studio 0
1 bedroom 25
2 bedroom 34
3 bedroom 41
total 100
density ratios
project sf 77,641
site sf 63,079
acres 1.45
total bedrooms 216
bedrooms/acre  148
units/acre 69
garage 100
surface 6
total 106
GreenPoint Rated Registered