BART El Cerrito Plaza | El Cerrito, CA

Realizing BART's Vision for El Cerrito Plaza


The proposal will redevelop three parcels around the city’s BART station with six structures. Of the approximately 750-800 units, between 280 and 300 units would be affordable housing, and 94 units for middle-income households. The new plaza development would rise at least seven floors, per California’s Assembly Bill 2923. Other project amenities will include a commercial space or library, public open space with arts, and improved access to transit.

Holliday Development, Related California, and SAHA are responsible for the development. The project will be managed by the joint development team and overseen by BART. Architectural design will be co-led by Pyatok and VMWP, with Einwiller Kuehl as the landscape architect.


  • Consolidating Open Space at the Station
  • Enhancing Flow from Hills to Bay
  • Variety in Building Scale
  • Transition from Neighborhood to Downtown
  • Sustainable at Every Scale


  • Client: Holliday Development, Related California, and SAHA
  • Site Area: 111,370 S.F. / 0.69 acre
  • Completion: 2022
  • Construction est.: 2026

Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP