At The Baylands Development Company, we’re committed to a higher level of thought about the communities that we create. We know that in order to solve the challenges of living in the places that we love, we have no choice but to think differently.
To tackle our climate challenges, we need to make changes to the way we live. We can no longer environmentally – or economically - afford the continued development of greenfields. We need to recycle and repurpose land from previous uses. And it’s a big win when those lands are adjacent to transit.
Within the Bay Area, most land with previous industrial usage has environmental challenges. Without question, it’s more complicated, more costly and more challenging to reuse land. We recognize those challenges and we’re prepared to address them.
As Northern Californians, we’re also clear that transit is an issue not just for our environment, but for our current quality of life. Getting around where we live has to change and, thankfully, opportunities exist to aggressively address this problem.
And that’s why we’re so excited to begin the development of The Baylands. With over 700 transit-adjacent acres minutes from downtown San Francisco, The Baylands is one of the most compelling urban development projects in the world. Assembled over nearly 30 years, the redevelopment of this land will create necessary housing, exciting commercial buildings and nearly 140 acres of parks and open spaces. Not only will it provide opportunities for its residents and businesses, it will be a boon for the City of Brisbane and the surrounding communities.
The challenges we face in the Bay Area are nearly as great as the opportunities presented by this amazing place. We’re making a choice to think and live differently, and we welcome you to join us on this journey.
Greg VilkinCEO, The Baylands Development Company