City Council to Consider Brooklyn Basin Expansion Project on May 2, 2023

Date Posted: April 14th, 2023 @ 11:29 AM
Last Updated: April 12th, 2023 @ 2:06 PM

Oakland City Council will hold a public hearing to review, take public testimony and make a decision for approval or denial for the Brooklyn Basin Marina Expansion Project (the “Project”) on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. The City Council hearing follows the Planning Commission’s recent consideration of the Project and recommendation that the City Council: (1) certify the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), (2) approve the General Plan Amendment; (3) approve a zoning text amendment (4) approve the Project’s third Development Agreement Amendment, and (5) approve the proposed revision to the Preliminary Development Plan (PDP) for the Planned Unit Development (PUD) permit.

May 2, 2023 City Council Hearing:

The public hearing will take place in-person at Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612 and virtually via Zoom Communications. Final date, time, location and instructions to participate in the City Council Meeting will be provided by the City Clerk here:

Project Description:

Location: Brooklyn Basin (including 845 Embarcadero, 1- 9th Ave)

Accessor’s Parcel Number: 018-0430-001-14, 018-0460-004-06, 08, and 11, and 018-0465-002-06, 12, 15, 27, 29, and 30 

Proposal: Modifications to the Brooklyn Basin Marina Expansion Project. The Project Modifications include an increase of 600 residential units (for a Project site total of up to 3,700 units), allowance to relocate planned tower sites, an update to the parking ratios, and marina improvements to accommodate a water taxi/shuttle service.  

Applicant: Zarsion-OHP 1, LLC, Eric Harrison 

Phone Number: (510) 251-9280 

Owner: Zarsion-OHP 1, LLC 

Case File Number: PUD06010-R02 

Planning Permits Required: Certification of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), General Plan Amendment, Zoning Code Amendment, Revision to the Preliminary Development Plan for the PUD, and Development Agreement Amendment 

General Plan: Planned Waterfront Development 

Environmental Determination: Supplemental Environmental Impact Report; access documents at: City of Oakland | Current Environmental Review (CEQA/EIR) Documents… ( under “Brooklyn Basin (formerly Oak-to-Ninth)” heading. 

Historic Status: 9th Avenue Terminal Building OCHS Rating “A” 

City Council District: 2 – Nikki Fortunato Bas 

Status: Staff and Planning Commission recommendation for approval

Staff Recommendation: (1) Certify the SEIR, and adopt: (2) a General Plan amendment, (3) zoning text amendment, (4) Third Amendment to the Development Agreement, and (5) a revision to the Preliminary Development Plan for Brooklyn Basin Project. The Planning Commission recommended each action for approval by the City Council.

Finality of Decision: City Council 

For Further Information: Contact case planner Catherine Payne at (510) 915-0577 or by e-mail at

Members of the public are welcome to participate in the hearing and to provide either written or oral comments. Please submit all comments to the case planner, Catherine Payne, via email to Comments must be received no later than 11:00 a.m. on May 2, 2023.

Media Contact

Catherine Payne
Development Planning Manager
Planning & Building