City releases Preliminary Draft Plan for downtown

Date Posted: January 16th, 2019 @ 2:17 PM
Last Updated: February 20th, 2019 @ 9:36 AM
Downtown Oakland Preliminary Draft Plan

The City of Oakland has released a Preliminary Draft Plan as part of the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan process.

The Preliminary Draft Plan describes transformative ideas and recommendations that connect the community’s goals to potential strategic actions. It will be reviewed by the community and revised to create the Draft Specific Plan by summer 2019. The Preliminary Draft Plan is available on the DOSP website.

  • Document: Visit Plan Publications to view the Preliminary Draft Plan and related documents.
  • Meetings: Click here to see a list of key public meetings where you can learn about the Preliminary Draft Plan and share your comments.
  • Newsletter: Click here to view a newsletter with information about the Preliminary Draft Plan and upcoming meetings where you can share your thoughts.
  • Comments: If you are unable to attend any of the meetings, or would like to submit more extensive comments, please submit your comments on the preliminary draft to or Bureau of Planning, 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3315, Oakland, CA 94612, (510) 238-3362

Comments on the Notice of Preparation (NOP) are due February 21, 2019. Comments on the NOP should be focused on the topics that you think should be studied in the EIR’s analysis, such as climate change, air quality, and public services/utilities.

Comments on the Preliminary Draft are due March 1, 2019. Comments on the Preliminary Draft may be focused on any aspect of the Preliminary Draft, including but not limited to the Preliminary Draft’s recommendations for goals, outcomes, measures of success, policies, and the draft general plan, land use character and intensity options.

Once the Draft EIR and Draft Specific Plan are published in August, the public will have another chance to review and provide feedback on both documents.