The Pleasant Hill BART Leasing Authority was established to facilitate the development of a mixed-use community of residential, employment, and retail uses around the Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station. Members of the Pleasant Hill BART Leasing Authority include two members of the County Board of Supervisors and two members of the BART Board of Directors and is governed by a joint exercise of powers agreement executed in 2004 and amended in 2012.
The purpose of the Authority is to provide a conduit for leasing and development of the Transit Village Project by leasing specified property from BART, and in turn, sub-leasing that property to a developer for construction of the Transit Village Project. The Dissolved RDA, as a member of the Authority, committed to financing a variety of public improvements under various partnering documents. The improvements included the BART patron replacement parking garage, backbone infrastructure (roads, drainage, etc.) and place making infrastructure (parks, plazas, street furniture). The Transit Village Project broke ground in 2008 and opened the first phase in 2010, but is not yet fully completed.