Landsea Homes updates plans to build traditional downtown in Dublin

50-acre project would include 600 homes and a “Main Street”-style retail corridor

Landsea Homes Updates Plan for 50-Acre Downtown in Dublin
A photo illustration of Landsea Homes CEO John Ho and the project at Tassajara Road in Dublin (Getty, Landsea Homes)

Landsea Homes has updated plans to build 600 homes and 38,000 square feet of shops and restaurants in Dublin, helping the city create a traditional downtown.

The Dallas-based developer presented new details on Dublin Centre, a 50-acre development along Tassajara Road in east Dublin, the San Francisco Business Times reported.

Landsea bought the approved site in September from SCS Development, based in Santa Clara. The project could break ground in early 2025. 

In late 2022, SCS secured approvals for 650 homes and 265,000 square feet of offices, shops and restaurants on 77 acres on the eastside. Dublin Centre, in the works since 2017, once called for a 140-room hotel, but now calls for a Topgolf range.

SCS will retain 225,000 square feet of commercial development, where it plans to house Topgolf.

The east Dublin project includes housing, an affordable apartment building and a commercial district anchored by a public park. The homes will be built in three sections between Interstate 580 and Gleason Drive, bordered by Tassajara Road and Brannigan Street.

Landsea’s development team includes San Ramon-based Mission Valley Properties and Dahlin Group, a Pleasanton-based architecture firm.

The project features a “Main Street”-style retail corridor known as Finnian Way, as well as single-family homes, townhomes and mixed-use “shophouses” or apartments set above shops and restaurants.

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Newly released plans now call for 605 units, including 275 townhomes, 40 shophouses, 105 detached ADUs to count toward affordable housing requirements, 133 single-family homes and 52 townhomes along a 2-acre “grand paseo” park.

SCS is currently in contract with Topgolf to take over most of its remaining commercial space, though the deal is not yet finalized, according to Kevin Fryer with Mission Valley Properties.

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Landsea and SCS aren’t the only developers working to help the Tri-Valley city create a traditional downtown. Dublin’s Downtown Specific Plan calls for the addition of 2,500 homes and 2.2 million square feet of shops and restaurants.

In May, Houston-based Hines and Los Angeles-based American Realty Advisors teamed up to work on redeveloping the 26-acre Dublin Place shopping center at 7200 Amador Plaza Road. 

The Dublin Place project, built in two phases, would turn a retail center of 15 stores into an urban village of homes, shops and restaurants, a life science and office campus and an events space.

Landsea, a U.S. spinoff from a Chinese homebuilder, relocated last spring from Newport Beach in Orange County to the Lone Star State as part of a national growth plan.

— Dana Bartholomew