About the Master Plan
The Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station was opened in 1996. Since that time, the area around the station has grown into a surface parking lot with 2,000 parking spaces and a five-acre area set aside for bus, passenger loading/unloading and short term parking. As the population has grown east of the station area and with the imminent development of eBART extending the transit line deeper into east Contra Costa County, this enormous and inefficient surface parking lot serves as a symbol of potential growth for the City, the County and the region.
In 2009, the City received a $150,000 T-PLUS grant from the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and a $350,000 Focus grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to complete the Pittsburg/Bay Point Master Plan and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to facilitate the reuse of the vacant and underutilized land into a vibrant, mixed use, transit oriented development.