The old Haymont Shopping Center, across the street from Holy Sepulchre
Cemetery in South Hayward, is seen here in this Jan. 9, 2017 file photo.
The Hayward City Council has rejected a plan by DNS Capital Partners and KB
Homes to raze the strip mall and build 35 market-rate townhouses, along
with a four-story mixed use building with 39 market-rate rental apartments
and 1,020 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Photo by Paul Kuroda

Hayward council rejects housing, retail project

HAYWARD — The fate of a dilapidated South Hayward strip mall is unclear after the City Council rejected plans to replace it with housing and retail.

The council unanimously turned down the proposal Oct. 3, citing parking concerns as well as a lack of affordable housing units, green building features and open space as reasons.

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