MacArthur BART transit village plan unveiledBy Staff
State and local officials unveiled plans Monday for a new transit village at the MacArthur BART Station.
The $350-million project will include 90 apartments or condos that will be rented or sold, 30% of which will be set aside for low income residents. The MacArthur Bart station will be redesigned, but Bridge Housing President Carole Galante says the project won't force local residents to move, "there are no residential developments being displaced but there are some businesses along Telegraph Avenue that will be relocated and were in contract talks to purchase two motels on West MacArthur."
The project is being paid for in part by money from $37-billion in bonds set aside by Proposition 1-C, which will pay for schools, levees, roads, housing and other important infrastructure throughout the state. The first housing units are expected to open within four to five years.
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