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Help decide what new housing should look like in Hayward

June 14, 2022

A row of townhouses in Hayward

The City of Hayward is inviting community members to participate in a number of ways during the month of June as residential design standards are updated for what new housing should look like in the City.

Launched in February as the Objective Residential Standards Project, the initiative has been renamed and the Hayward Residential Design Study and takes into account all housing types—from detached homes and duplexes to townhouses, multi-household buildings and mixed-use housing projects.

In addition to asking what new housing should look like in Hayward, the purpose—from a new housing production standpoint—is to make design requirements more predictable for builders and for residents of neighborhoods in which new projects are proposed.

To participate and provide input, visit the project page here on the City of Hayward website and consider registering for and joining one or more of five “walk-shops” scheduled for Saturday, June 25, and Monday, June 27:

Walkshop 1: Downtown
Meeting Place – Hayward City Hall (at fountain)
Date/Time – Saturday, June 25, 10:30 a.m.
Walkshop 2: Cannery/Burbank
Meeting Place – Burbank Elementary School (staff parking lot between B and C streets)
Date/Time – Saturday, June 25, 1:00 p.m.
Walkshop 3: Whitman/Mocine
Meeting Place – Sorensdale Park Parking Lot (lawn at Jane Avenue and Goodwin Street)
Date/Time – Saturday, June 25, 3:30 p.m.
Walkshop 4: Hayward Hills
Meeting Place - Old Highland Park Parking Lot
Date/Time – Monday, June 27, 4:00 p.m.
Walkshop 5: South Hayward
Meeting Place – South Hayward BART Parking Lot (Southern end of parking lot)
Date/Time – Monday, June 27, 6:30 PM

For additional information, contact Senior Planner Elizabeth Blanton at or (510) 583-4206.