City Government

Legal challenge to Lincoln Landing project dropped

November 14, 2017

A community group has dropped its legal challenge to the Lincoln Landing plan for 476 market-rate apartments to be built over 80,500 square feet of new retail space at the site of the old Mervyn’s headquarters on Foothill Boulevard.

On Oct. 11, the Hayward Smart Growth Coalition requested dismissal of its lawsuit, which argued that the development project was approved without adequate study of its environmental effects.

The request for dismissal followed confidential negotiations between the Coalition and Lincoln Landing developer Dollinger Properties of Redwood City. No deal or terms of an agreement to settle the dispute have been disclosed by the Coalition or Dollinger.

The City Council voted unanimously to approve Lincoln Landing on April 25—the second of three major mixed-use projects to get Council backing in 2017. Earlier, it approved Maple and Main, another downtown project calling for 192 market-rate apartments, 48 apartments priced affordably to very low-income households, 48,000 square feet of rehabilitated medical offices, and 5,500 feet of retail space. Later, on May 9, the Council gave the green light to Mission Crossings, a re-imagining of the former Hayward Ford automotive dealership at 25501 Mission Boulevard into 142 townhouse-style condominiums, an extended-stay hotel, and retail space built around an urban agricultural garden.

Combined, Lincoln Landing, Maple and Main and Mission Crossing represent nearly a half billion dollars in new private real estate investment in the city.