Planning & Building

The Planning and Building Department is in charge of the City's growth and development. We make sure all City projects support the health and welfare of all Oaklanders.

Planning Commission Meeting Schedule

Events

Jul 17, 2019

Soft Story Retrofit Workshop - For Property Owners & Tenants

Want to learn more about the Soft Story Retrofit Program? Come attend an informational workshop. For your scheduling convenience, there will be two different times of the exact same workshop.Date: July 17th, 2019 Location: City Hall - Hearing Room #1, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA 94612.Workshop #1 Time…

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News

Apr 15, 2019

New FCC Telecommunication Regulations & the Oakland Community

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently issued new regulations around the aesthetics of Small Wireless Facilities located in the public right-of-way. The City’s Planning & Building department will issue the new set of design standards in the coming weeks and seeks community feedback on design and location.

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Leadership

William Gilchrist

Director

Director Gilchrist has 35 years of experience as a planner and designer. He was director of place-based planning in New Orleans where he focused on the city's design and development strategy. He was previously a senior associate at AECOM in Atlanta and planning director in Birmingham, Alabama.

Contact Us

Addresses

Map location for Planning & Building, located at 250 Frank H Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, CA 94612
250 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Suite 2114
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone Numbers

Open Hours

Permit Counter * Last Tickets Issued @ 3:15 PM

Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Strategic Planning

Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed