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Meyers Nave Joins the City of Union City at the Ribbon Cutting of its BART Project

The City of Union City envisioned an efficient, vibrant transit-oriented development adjacent to the BART station. On Thursday, December 2, 2010, Union City celebrated the completion of the first phase of its major BART expansion. The City’s mayor, Mark Greene, was joined by Meyers Nave at the Ribbon Cutting of the Union City BART Project – the Union City Intermodal Station, which will integrate transportation, housing and jobs.

When completed the redevelopment project, which includes the new transit hub, will include two apartment complexes, retail shopping area and a parking area with bus drop-off and pick-up areas with an overhead canopy of solar cells to provide energy to the BART station.

Meyers Nave is representing the City of Union City in its planning process for this new pedestrian- and transit-oriented mixed-use development near the City’s BART station. The City has called the project “a massive construction project that will transform the Union City BART Station into a spectacular, world-class, solar-powered, intermodal transit hub” and an opportunity to “transform former industrial acreage … into a vibrant, intergrated downtown neighborhood that will enable residents to live, work, shop and play in the same area.”

In connection with the project, Meyers Nave advised City and agency staff in their discussions with major transit and passenger rail providers, including BART, AC Transit, ACE Train, Capitol Corridor and Dumbarton Rail. Meyers Nave also advised the City and agency in negotiations with the master developer. The firm prepared all legal documents necessary for the accomplishment of the project as envisioned.

Go here to read an article about the Union City BART project published in the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal.