February 11, 2009

El Cerrito Del Norte BART Redevelopment

The area around Del Norte BART is hurting for some love, particularly since Target left the neighborhood last year (with no return planned). North of the Target site is the casual used car lot at 11600 San Pablo Avenue, also known as the Mayfair Block (former home of Mayfair Market). Apparently, this site has formerly been the subject of ambitious redevelopment plans including a retail/condo project (see the February 2008 El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce newsletter).

Well, the West County Times reported last weekend that the city's Redevelopment Agency is buying the land for $3.3 million in hopes of attracting a prospective developer. A bold move in these economic times...

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