Lake Merritt BART Transit-Oriented Development
The Lake Merritt BART Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) includes four buildings on two adjacent BART-owned lots, offering a total of 557 units of mixed market-rate and affordable housing and 517,000-SF of commercial space. Located above the BART station, Block 1 will consist of a 28-story mixed-use high-rise and a seven-story affordable senior housing building. Block 2 will consist of a 19-story office high-rise and a seven-story affordable housing building. Langan performed a preliminary geotechnical investigation; conducted Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments; analyzed soil, soil vapor, and groundwater samples to assess potential contamination; and coordinated a Ground Penetrating Radar Survey to evaluate signs of remaining gas station-related infrastructure. We are also developing foundation solutions and working with Alameda County Department of Environmental Health to prepare a Corrective Action Plan outlining risk management and mitigation protocols. While brownfield conditions often prevent the redevelopment of TOD sites, Langan's efforts made this redevelopment viable.