Livermore City Council moved forward with the Legacy at Livermore project, approving the project’s development agreement between the Legacy Partners firm and the city at a June 11 meeting.
The development agreement confirms the off-site improvements and development fees for the project. The project’s public improvements, secured in the agreement, will widen Railroad Avenue and South L Street in order to accommodate space for parallel parking, trees and a new sidewalk. The project will also add angled parking on First Street and on South M Street.
The project is a mixed-use development in downtown Livermore at First Street and South L Street, consisting of a total of 222 apartments and about 14,000 square feet of retail space. The development will contain both public and private amenities, including a private rooftop terrace and swimming pool for apartment residents, a public courtyard and a public path connecting South M street with Railroad Avenue.
The project was first introduced to the council in June 2017, and the council began negotiations for the development agreement in April 2018. Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 595, attended the April meeting to advocate for the development agreement to require the use of local labor -- however, no such agreement was reached.
In other business, the council also approved a comprehensive Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Active Transportation plan at Monday’s meeting. The plan will establish a variety of shared pedestrian and bicyclist paths throughout Livermore in order to improve safety and access to schools, parks and the downtown.
The plan was created with community engagement and feedback and hopes to increase walking and biking in the area. The plan will now be subject to the staff’s revisions to move forward with the project’s implementation.
These projects are in a series of public and retail developments for the City of Livermore.