We’ve been curious about big housing projects going up along South Mission Boulevard in Hayward, California. It looked like four or five big projects had been built in recent years. We decided to investigate.

As we looked along the corridor we found more and more buildings. Our criteria included multi-family, three or more stories, built in recent years, we did include the apartment complex at Tennyson and Mission by the SoHay BART station which is the oldest project along Mission Blvd. It is in fact the only big project that was built for many years until the recent boom.

After many hours of work we found 13 projects along South Mission Blvd. totaling 1258 units. That is very impressive. It was also interesting how much variety there was that met our criteria. There were large rental apartment buildings, three-story townhouses and condominiums. Most were on Mission Blvd, but many were on new streets built for the project. Some of these streets were private so we were unable to see what the project looked like using Google Maps street view. As time and access allow, we will provide photographs of these areas.

The attached spreadsheet has a main page list of all the projects and their characteristics, and a tab for each project. Each tab shows a property map on the upper left, facades and satellite view on the right. Below the property map are details about the project and copies of building permits when possible. Most of the builders are nationally known corporations.

Sherman Lewis, President and CEO

Elizabeth Zapata, CFO

Hayward Area Planning Association

sherman@csuhayward.us