MacArthur BART Plaza

Location: MacArthur BART Station

Partners: BART


 PGAdesign served as the design lead for this mixed-used, transit-oriented development adjacent to the MacArthur BART station. Five phases of the master planning translated to five components of the design: a new station entry plaza, a new parking garage, pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly streets, a new affordable housing community, and three mixed-used market-rate housing developments.

The project encourages urban life and engages the community at this key transit hub. To create a sense of place, PGAdesign incorporated accent paving, plantings of different colors and textures, and informal seating to make the site inviting and walkable. PGAdesign prioritized clear sightlines, well-lit pedestrian pathways, and strategic signage to improve wayfinding, and designed a lightweight bike parking structure. The master plan proposed a bioswale along building edges to collect and filter stormwater.

PGAdesign also completed construction documents for all public and private streetscapes, the transit plaza, and the first housing development. The complex process required multi-agency reviews and approvals from the City of Oakland, BART, and Caltrans throughout the design and construction process.

Location: MacArthur BART Station

Project Type: Civic Transportation

 PGAdesign served as the design lead for this mixed-used, transit-oriented development adjacent to the MacArthur BART station. Five phases of the master planning translated to five components of the design: a new station entry plaza, a new parking garage, pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly streets, a new affordable housing community, and three mixed-used market-rate housing developments.

The project encourages urban life and engages the community at this key transit hub. To create a sense of place, PGAdesign incorporated accent paving, plantings of different colors and textures, and informal seating to make the site inviting and walkable. PGAdesign prioritized clear sightlines, well-lit pedestrian pathways, and strategic signage to improve wayfinding, and designed a lightweight bike parking structure. The master plan proposed a bioswale along building edges to collect and filter stormwater.

PGAdesign also completed construction documents for all public and private streetscapes, the transit plaza, and the first housing development. The complex process required multi-agency reviews and approvals from the City of Oakland, BART, and Caltrans throughout the design and construction process.

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