The former Bay Meadows racetrack underwent a massive face lift when it was converted into a residential community with new homes, parks and office buildings. Initial construction began in 2013, and the approved plan calls for 1,100 housing units, 820,00 square feet of commercial space and 18 acres of parks, conveniently located next to a Caltrain stop midway between San Francisco and Mountain View. The old racetrack site is about to enter phase two and its past success shows how transit oriented development can be a win for both developers and communities.