Special Projects & Studies

From time to time, the City undertakes special projects and studies in an effort to make Hayward an even better place to live, work, and play. Learn more about current and upcoming City projects on this page.

Hayward Area Recreation and Park Distict (H.A.R.D) and Hayward Unified School District (H.U.S.D) have many improvement projects happening around Hayward as well, to view more information about what they are doing, visit their websites. 

HARD Projects HUSD Projects

View City of Hayward special projects and studies below:

 

Department: Development Services - Planning Division

 

Summary: Planning Division staff is currently working on updating the Hayward Municipal Code to be consistent with recent changes to State law for ADUs and JADUs. In the interim of an updated ADU/JADU ordinance, Planning Division staff will defer to State law for development standards.

 

Staff Contact: Marcus Martinez, Associate Planner

 

Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance Update Webpage

4 story beige building against a blue sky

Department: Development Services - Planning Division

 

Summary: On January 14, 2019, Allied Housing, in partnership with their parent organization Abode Services, submitted Application No. 201900177 to construct a new 125 unit affordable housing development at 2595 Depot Road. 

 

Staff Contact: Leigha Schmidt, Senior Planner

 

Allied Housing Depot Road Project Webpage

Department: Public Works - Transportation Division

 

Summary: The City of Hayward’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan update sets forth detailed goals and objectives to provide a universally accessible, safe, convenient, and integrated system that promotes walking and biking. The update builds upon the 2007 Bicycle Master Plan, identifying opportunities to improve and enhance bicycle and pedestrian facilities in Hayward. 

 

Staff Contact: Charmine Solla, Project Manager

 

Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Webpage

238 Corridor Lands

Department: City Manager's Office

 

Summary: The City of Hayward is leading the planning and disposition for development of 10 parcel groups of surplus property pursuant to a Purchase and Sale Agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

 

Staff Contact: Jennifer Ott, Deputy City Manager | Monica Davis, Community Services Manager

 

California State Route 238 Land Webpage

A photo of the City Center Tower from below

Department: Public Works - Engineering

 

Summary: The City Council voted unanimously on Dec. 3, 2019, to authorize a $3.9 million demolition contract for the deconstruction of the City Center building—a nine-month process that begins with project mobilization and hazardous material removal in January and February, followed by five months of pulling down the structure, plus about a month of final site preparation and cleanup.

 

Staff Contact: Sammy Lo, Project Manager

 

City Center Tower Deconstruction Webpage

Fire trucks in front of the new Fire Station 6 on a sunny day

Department: Public Works - Engineering 

 

Summary: Thanks to the voter backed Measure C we will be able to build a new Fire Station No. 6 and expand our training center. Chabot-Las Positas Community College District will be partnering with us on the project.

 

Staff Contact: Yama Farouqi, Project Manager

 

Fire Station 6 & Fire Training Center Webpage

Department: Public Works: Engineering Division

 

Summary: The project entails a $12 million program of street repair and rehabilitation work covering more than 42 lane miles of roadway and expected to be completed by October 2020.

Residents along the 114 segments of streets to be included in the Fiscal Year 2020 Pavement Improvement Project will receive 72-hour notice of the exact time of the work from project contractor DeSilva Gates Construction.

 

Staff Contact: Project Manager, Yama Farouqi at (510) 583-4761 or yama.farouqi@hayward-ca.gov

 

Fiscal Year 2020 Pavement Improvement Project Page

Beige map of the project area

Department: Development Services - Planning Division

 

Summary: In 2008, the City initiated efforts to update the zoning of properties along Mission Boulevard from the northern City limit all the way down to the South Hayward BART Station area. The purpose of this update was to implement smart growth principles through form-based code, which differ from tradition zoning in that it emphasizes urban design, transit-oriented development, walkability, higher densities, mixed uses, and the public realm.

 

Staff Contact: Jeremy Lochirco, Principal Planner

 

Form-Based Code Update Webpage

 

Department: Public Works - Transportation Division

 

 

Summary: The City of Hayward is exploring opportunities to improve safety and enhance use of the 2.5-mile stretch of Hayward Boulevard from Campus Drive to Fairview Avenue. Once complete, the feasibility study will include long-term recommendations and preliminary designs for phased traffic calming and beautification improvements along the corridor. To secure funding for the implementation of these recommendations, public interest is key, and community members are encouraged to provide input throughout the process.

 

Staff contact: Jorge Simbaqueba, Project Manager
 
 

Drawing of a diverse community

 

Department: City Manager's Office

 

Summary: We know achieving that vision takes continuous listening, learning, and improvement. Please join us in community-led conversations to share your experiences with safety and law enforcement in Hayward, listen to your neighbors, and build a shared vision of what safety means to our community. These conversations are taking place in partnership with Chabot College and Cal State East Bay student and faculty. 

 

Staff ContactCommunity@hayward-ca.gov or (510) 583-5536

 

Hayward Safe

Brightly colored wheel graph

Department: City Manager's Office

 

Summary: The City is obligated to deliver essential day-to-day services, like public safety, permits and recycling. However, our community also faces critical emerging issues like homelessness and climate change. In order to continue our daily work to deliver key services (bottom of the iceberg) and also work toward solving pressing problems (tip of the iceberg), we need to decide together what to prioritize. The Strategic Roadmap will help us minimize time-consuming reactive tasks (or “fire drills”) so we can prioritize more meaningful work that will enable us to make progress toward longer-term, big-picture goals.

 

Staff Contact: Jennifer Ott, Deputy City Manager | Jessica Lobedan, Management Analyst
 

A rendering of the future Heritage Plaza

Department: Public Works - Engineering

 

Summary: On May 26, 2015, the Council approved the plans for the Measure C-funded 21st Century Library and Community Learning Center and Heritage Plaza project. The Heritage Plaza project began in October 2018 and included deconstruction of the old main library and construction of the Heritage Plaza. The Heritage Plaza encompasses a full city block in downtown Hayward, which is approximately the size of San Francisco’s Union Square. 

 

Staff Contact: Kevin Briggs, Project Manager

 

Heritage Plaza Webpage Heritage Plaza Live Construction Cam

Artistic Rendering of Huntwood Avenue

 

Department: Public Works - Transportation Division

 

Summary: The Huntwood Avenue Traffic Calming Improvement Project will involve redesigning the two-mile stretch of Huntwood Avenue between Tennyson Road and Whipple Road so that it is safer for bicyclists, pedestrians, and drivers. The project will involve repaving and re-striping the roadway so that it includes such traffic calming improvements as protected bicycle lanes and a single vehicle lane in each direction. It will be implemented at no additional cost to the City, as it is part of the larger Fiscal Year 2020 Pavement Improvement Project

 

Huntwood Avenue Traffic Calming Improvement Project Webpage

drawing of an open park at sunset overlooking Hayward

Department: Public Works - Engineering

 

Summary: The new La Vista Park will take shape north of the extension of Tennyson Road east of Mission Boulevard and is planned as an active and passive recreation destination for the entire city—with 180-degree-plus San Francisco Bay views from a ridge trail, sports fields and courts, an amphitheater, yoga lawn and much more.

 

Staff Contact: 

 

La Vista Park Webpage

Summary: The City of Hayward has long identified homelessness and housing affordability as a key issues in the community and has supported local efforts to address these issues in conjunction with the larger regional efforts, as evidenced by the City’s recently approved Hayward Strategic Roadmap. One of the City’s six priority areas for the next three years is to Preserve, Protect, and Produce Housing for All. Within this priority are ten different projects to holistically address affordable housing and homelessness in the City, including the creation of the “Let’s House Hayward!” homelessness reduction strategic plan.

 

Staff Contact: Amy Cole-Bloom, Project Manager

 

"Let's House Hayward!" strategic plan to reduce homelessness Webpage

Department: Public Works - Engineering

 

Summary: The City will soon be transforming the approximately one-mile stretch of Linear Park along the eastern side of Mission Blvd, roughly from Blanche Street to Fairway Street.

 

Linear Park Project Webpage

Department: Public Works - Engineerng Division

 

Summary: The Main Street Complete Streets project will improve pedestrian facilities and add bicycle lanes to create a safe, friendly environment for multimodal travel in the Downtown Hayward Priority Development Area. The proposed project will reduce the roadway from four to two lanes, add bulb-outs (curb extensions) at intersections, add bike lanes, improve ADA access with new curb ramps, widen sidewalks, create on-street parking opportunities that provide door zone protection for bicyclists, resurface and restripe roadways, and create an attractive, sustainable landscaping buffer along sidewalks.

 

Staff Contact: Alex Tat, Project Manager

 

Main Street Complete Street Webpage

Department: Public Works - Engineering

 

Summary: The area known as Old Highlands Homeowners Association (OHHA) in the Hayward hills just east of the California State University East Bay campus, was annexed to the City in 1963. Some roads in that area still remain as private streets. Upon annexation, property owners are typically required to upgrade all facilities to City standards, including City streets, sanitary sewers, water lines and so on.

 

 

In 1967, sewer and water improvements were made through an assessment district that was approved by property owners. However, the streets in the area, which were in poor condition even then, were not brought up to City standards upon annexation. In 1972, a second assessment district for street improvements was halted by a property owner lawsuit claiming that the cost of improvements was too high. As the area has developed, at least 171 of the 297 parcels have had Deferred Street Improvement Agreements (DIA) recorded against them requiring certain street improvement to be constructed by the owners when directed by the City. 

 

Staff Contact: Kathy Garcia, Deputy Director Public Works

 

Old Highlands Homeowners Association Pavement Project

Department: Development Services - Planning Division

 

Summary: Beginning in May 2018, the City partnered with consultant Community Attributes, Inc. to conduct a comprehensive nexus study for park impact fees. The nexus study calculates the maximum allowable park impact fees that the City may assess on new development in accordance with the Mitigation Fee Act and Quimby Act requirements.

 

Staff Contact: Elizabeth Blanton, AICP, Associate Planner

 

Park Fee Nexus Study & Update Webpage

Department: Public Works - Transportation Division

 

Summary: The Patrick Avenue Traffic Calming Improvement Project will involve redesigning the stretch of Patrick Avenue between Tennyson Road and Schafer Road so that it is safer for bicyclists, pedestrians, and drivers. The project will involve repaving and restriping the roadway so that it includes such traffic calming improvements as protected bicycle lanes and a single vehicle lane in each direction. It will be implemented at no additional cost to the City, as it is part of the larger Fiscal Year 2020 Pavement Improvement Project

 

Patrick Avenue Traffic Calming Improvement Project Webpage

Drawing of a diverse community of people

 

Department: City Manager's Office

 

Summary: We know achieving that vision takes continuous listening, learning, and improvement. In Summer of 2020, City Council directed staff to implement a public safety community engagement project to gather information and experiences throughout the Hayward community to inform future policy discussions. The first phase of this project focused on hearing community concerns. The second phase focuses on researching and testing possible policy alternatives.

 

Staff Contact:  community@hayward-ca.gov or call (510) 583-4303.

 

Public Safety Community Outreach Project

two people working at an architect's table. there are building plans and a blue hard hat on top.

Department: Public Works - Environmental Services

 

Summary: The City of Hayward is considering the adoption of a reach code to electrify buildings and vehicles. The City is working with East Bay Community Energy to develop codes that will result in safer and more comfortable buildings, increase our electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and reduce our carbon footprint.

 

Staff Contact: Erik Pearson, Project Manager

 

Reach Code Initiative Webpage

 

Department: Public Works - Transportation Division

 

Summary: The project involves improving the access to and from Route 92 in the area of the existing Route 92/Clawiter Road Interchange. The improvements being considered include a reconfigured Route 92/Clawiter Road-Whitesell Street Interchange, West A Street extension from Hesperian Boulevard to Corsair Boulevard and Whitesell Street extension from Depot Road to Breakwater Avenue.

 

Staff Contact: Fred Kelley, Project Manager

 

Route 92/Clawiter-Whitesell Street Interchange Webpage

Department: City Manager's Office - Community Services Division & Public Works - Transportation Division

 

The City of Hayward's Safe Routes for Seniors (SR4S) Program is a collaboartive effort between the City and local senior housing facilities, senior centers, and community-based organizations. Through these partnerships, the City is working to identify areas in Hayward at which to focus accessibility and walkability improvements. The SR4S Program receives annual support from dedicated Measure BB (Paratransit) funding.

 

Staff Contact: Ayeh Khajouei, Project Manager

 

Safe Routes for Seniors Project Webpage

Department of Development Services - Planning Division

 

The Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency (HASPA), joint powers authority consisting of the City, the Hayward Area Park and Recreation District (HARD), and the East Bay Regional Park District, is preparing a Shoreline Adaptation Master Plan to determine the policies and projects necessary to prepare for sea level rise along the Hayward Shoreline. This grant-funded project will provide a suite of mitigation actions and policy recommendations to improve the City’s capacity to plan for, prepare for, mitigate against and adapt to sea level rise.

 

Staff Contact: Damon Golubics, Project Manager

 

Shoreline Adaptation Master Plan Webpage

Solar panels in an empty field

Department: Public Works - Environmental Services

 

Summary: The City of Hayward is committed to generating and utilizing renewable energy sources to operate the City’s Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF). Solar energy is an important resource in the WPCF’s mission to generate 100% of its energy needs and to export energy to PG&E so that other City accounts may benefit from energy produced from clean and green sources. Use of renewable energy at the WPCF is also helping the City meet its goals of reducing municipal greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by 20% by 2020 and 82.5% by 2050.

 

Staff Contact: Suzan England, Project Manager

 

Solar Panel Webpage

Aerial view of the  Proposed South Hayward Youth and Family Center

Department: Public Works - Engineering Division

 

Summary: Since 2013, The City of Hayward, Alameda County (County), and Hayward Area Recreation and Parks District (HARD) have worked towards a shared vision of constructing and operating a new center at the corner of Tennyson and Ruus Roads called the South Hayward Youth and Family Center (SHYFC). The project site is on City-owned property and located at 680 West Tennyson Road. 

 

Staff Contact: Dave Hung, Project Manager

 

South Hayward Youth and Family Center Webpage

Students working with the watershed table

Department: Public Works - Environmental Services

 

Summary: Students grades 1-6 will receive a watershed stewardship curriculum in partnership with the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD). Students grades 7-12 will have an opportunity to assist with trash capture design, trash collection and the installation of a trash capture device. In addition, there will be an annual contest where students take photographs of trash, post them on social media, and receive cash prizes.

 

Staff Contact: Elisa Willfong, Project Manager

 

Youth Trash Capture and Watershed Education Project Webpage