Location: Albany, Calif.

Proposed Size: 450,000 square feet (retail), 200 apartments and an 80-room hotel

Developer: Caruso Affiliated, Magna Entertainment Corp.

Features: Racing, farmers' market, small outdoor theater, fishing pier.

Buzz: Acres of paved parking lots attached to Golden Gate Fields racetrack will be remade into open space, restored beaches and parks on San Francisco Bay if voters approve a zoning change.