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City Description

One of the most diverse cities in the nation located at the center of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro is a safe, vibrant community of 87,000 residents with well-maintained neighborhoods, excellent public libraries, twenty-one public parks, quality local schools, and a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The western border of the city consists of over eight miles of pristine shoreline and amenities on San Francisco Bay while a regional park and nature areas fall on the eastern border. San Leandro businesses enjoy multiple advantages including close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland, two major freeways, two BART stations, and access to a large and well-educated workforce. Through a public-private partnership known as Lit San Leandro (www.LitSanLeandro.com), a fiber optic network encircles San Leandro’s industrial and commercial core offering businesses virtually unlimited internet connectivity. Visit www.sanleandro.org or www.sanleandronext.com to learn more about San Leandro. To receive City press releases, meeting agendas or other notifications by email, sign up at www.sanleandro.org/portal.

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Key Reasons for Investment

San Leandro is in the center of the Bay Area, equal distance from San Francisco and Silicon Valley, with excellent transit access via BART, Highways 880,580 and 238, and the Oakland International Airport. Lit San Leandro, offering synchronous internet connection speeds up to 10 gigabits per second, provides businesses with speeds they need for the new gigabit economy and the Internet of Things. Residential and commercial real estate prices are relatively low given its location in the Bay Area, and major new residential and commercial development projects are already under construction or entitled. San Leandro is undergoing transformation as a Center of Innovation, built on fiber optics and a growing tech and innovation ecosystem.

Current and Future Development

Developments already under construction or entitled include: -- UNDER CONSTRUCTION: The new San Leandro Tech Campus/Westlake Urban (500K sf Class A tech office space, Gold LEED standards) adjacent to the Downtown BART station. Phase I is scheduled for completion in 2016. -- UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Marea Alta/Bridge Housing: 200 units of workforce and senior housing, 2 levels of underground BART parking and child care center.across the street from Downtown BART. -- The Shoreline project/Cal Coast, Master Developer: The City is in the process of developing 75 of 950 acres of its publicly owned land. Development will include a new hotel, conference center, housing, office and retail space breaking ground on the San Leandro waterfront in 2016. All projects will be connected to Lit San Leandro.

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On July 15, 2013, the Downtown San Leandro Community Benefit District was created through successful balloting of property owners and app... More