Hayward, California is not afraid to embrace change as the city exchanges an old car lot for condos, a hotel, retail space, and an urban farm.
Formerly the site of Ford AutoNation, the 9.75-acre lot on Mission Boulevard and Orchard Avenue has just received approval to be razed and redeveloped.
According to the East Bay Times, the development will include 140 townhouse-style condos, a Residence Inn by Marriott, and 7,225 square feet of commercial retail space. The Mission Crossing condos will be priced from $643,100 to $828,400 and range between two and four bedrooms in size.
The subdivision, developed by MLC Holdings, LLC, will feature 83 total parking spots for hotel and retail patrons while the condos will have tandem parking garage spaces as well as 25 guest spots.
As for the Residence Inn by Marriott, it will have 93 rooms and, according to California State University East Bay President Leroy Morishita, will be able to serve as an extended stay option for students and families visiting the school.
Facing Mission Street located just behind the condos will be a 16,000 square-foot urban farm managed by Farmscape. The farm is expected to produce up to 1,800 pounds of food every year as well as potentially host agricultural education programs. Farm maintenance will be paid for through HOA fees.