News Release

Hayward offers 37 acres with SF Bay views for new housing development

July 10, 2019

HAYWARD, Calif., July 10, 2019—The City of Hayward is requesting proposals from developers interested in turning 37 acres of hillside property with San Francisco Bay views into one of the region’s most sought-after new residential neighborhoods.

The Master Development Plan for the property, Parcel Group 5, envisions of up to 74 detached single-family homes on lot sizes averaging 10,000 square feet with a variety of architectural styles.  The homes would be linked by trails and connected to wildlife corridors.

The development site is nestled below California State University East Bay in the heart of the region, and is part of a stretch of former California Department of Transportation right-of-way that was once intended for construction of a State Route 238 bypass freeway.

Development of Parcel Group 5 will include infrastructure improvements to roads and water, sewer, and electricity distribution systems.

The site is a priority project, and the City is ready to work with developers to quickly sell and develop the property.

In approving of the Master Development Plan, the City Council also certified an addendum to the 2014 General Plan Environmental Impact Report to streamline the approval and development process.

Proceeds from the sale of other State Route 238 lands is supporting public benefits, including creation of a new Housing Navigation Center for people who are homeless and other city programs and services.

Requests for Proposals are due on Aug. 28.  Proposers will have to attend one of two mandatory pre-submittal meetings scheduled for July 23 and 25.

The Parcel Group 5 Request for Proposals (RFP), Master Development Plan and additional information are available on the City of Hayward website, and by contacting Special Project Manager John Stefanski at or (510) 583-3904.

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