Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) project

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) MacArthur Transit Village in Oakland consists of family apartments and mixed-use development at the Transit Village and establishes a high threshold for quality and sustainability. The Family Apartments design consists of a five-story residential structure over a single level, primarily below-grade, garage structure. The layout emphasizes pedestrian orientation and takes advantage of a natural slope to tuck the parking garage entry largely below grade at the furthest corner of the property. The site plan will serve to enhance pedestrian access between the surrounding neighborhood and the BART station by creating, for example, a new pedestrian walkway connection between Telegraph Avenue and the Transit Village sidewalk network.
• Developer: BRIDGE Housing Corporation
• Affordable/Total Units: 90/90
• Project Value: $41.0 million
• Architect: Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP
• General Contractor: James E. Roberts Obayashi Corp.
• Financial Partners: Redevelopment Agency of the City of Oakland, California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), and private lenders and investor to be determined
• Unit Mix: 2 studios, 22 one-bedrooms, 29 two-bedrooms, 37 three-bedrooms
• Rents: Estimated to range from $450 to $1,150 per month, depending on household income and apartment size
• Income: Affordable to residents earning $27,100 to $45,150 (30% to 50% of Area Median Income for a four-person household)
• Estimated completion: Early 2015

In 2013-2014, SEI Industrial Chemicals GPA-300 Graffiti Proofer was tested and chosen as the permanent protective coating to protect the parking structure against graffiti. SEI’s GPA-300 Graffiti Proofer is a non-sacrificial anti-graffiti coating that allows graffiti removal without using any chemicals.

For more information please call (408) 402-5395 or email

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Project

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Federal Highway Administration proposed improvements to Highway 1 at Pitkins Curve and the northern chute of Rain Rocks along the Big Sur Coast in Monterey County, California. The project is on a state scenic highway and national scenic byway “All-American Road,” which is the only direct coastal link to the communities between San Simeon (San Luis Obispo County) and Carmel (Monterey County). This stretch of highway is considered one of the state’s most scenic drives, and is frequented by tourists as well as providing vital transportation for local residents.

In December, 2013, a $39 million a permanent slide repair project on State Route 1 along the Big Sur coast in Monterey County was completed to install a bridge and rock shed at Pitkins curve, one of the toughest highway maintenance challenges along California’s central coast.

The SEI Chemicals Graffiti Proofer was selected for this project and was applied over an elaborate 7-color staining system. The wall(s) featured in the above picture has approximately 12,000 sq. ft. that is coated and protected with SEI Industrial Chemicals GPA-300 Graffiti Proofer non-sacrificial anti-graffiti coating. Repeated graffiti removals can be performed without using any chemicals.

For more information please call (408) 402-5395 or email