St. Patrick Way – Dublin BART station area will get big residential complex

The Mercury News

August 6, 2018

DUBLIN — A transit-oriented residential and commercial complex is being planned in Dublin near the city’s BART station and future downtown, offering a fresh indicator of development interest near the Bay Area’s rail hubs.

The residential complex will contain 499 apartments adjacent to the West Dublin/Pleasanton BART station and is being jointly developed by Bayview Development Group and The Morley Bros, the two developers said Monday.

“We are excited to invest in the Dublin community,” said Ted McMahon, San Jose-based Bayview Development’s chief investment officer.

St. Patrick Way Residential is the name of the apartment complex, which will rise in what’s known as Dublin’s Downtown Transit District. Executives with the two development firms hope their project will help revitalize downtown Dublin.

“We look forward to helping the city fulfill its vision for the area,” said Eric Morley, principal executive with Los Gatos-based developer Morley Bros.

The efforts to spur creation of a true downtown for Dublin are being directed at a section of the East Bay city that’s near the northwest quadrant of the interchange of interstate highways 580 and 680.

At present, that section of Dublin is dominated by a collection of big-box retail spaces.

“We applaud the city’s leadership on housing, transit and the continued revitalization of downtown Dublin,” Morley said.

Dublin officials seek to create a more focused downtown scene that would be strikingly different from the current suburban setting in the area.

“Downtown Dublin will be a vibrant and dynamic commercial and mixed-use center that provides a wide array of opportunities for shopping services, dining, working, living, and entertainment in a pedestrian-friendly and aesthetically pleasing setting that attracts both local and regional residents,” according to a city study, included in a recent report by the Urban Land Institute.

As part of the St. Patrick Way Residential Development, the builders will dedicate land and construct public improvements that have been in the works for several years to extend St. Patrick Way to Regional Street.

“A dedicated streetscape in downtown for community gatherings, farmer’s markets and street fairs” will be part of the improvements that Bayview Development and Morley Bros. are planning, the two development firms stated.

New bike lanes, sidewalks, street trees, enhanced paving, string lighting, street furniture, entry monuments, bollards and connections to BART also are being planned. In addition, 1.3 acres of adjacent land including an existing building will be dedicated to the city of Dublin for public uses, the developers stated.

The five-story residential development will feature studio units, and one- and two-bedroom units. Amenities will include a pool, spa, plazas, roof deck, concierge services, fitness center and pet facilities.

A 1,500-square-foot collaborative co-working space will be built on the ground floor of the apartment complex, a working area that will be available to apartment residents, Dublin residents and startup businesses.

“St. Patrick Residential will be a wonderful addition to Dublin’s transit district and downtown,” McMahon said.