Oakland, CA – On January 12, 2024, the City of Oakland published the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on California College of the Arts (CCA) Oakland Campus Redevelopment Project in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). CEQA requires state and local agencies to identify the significant environmental impacts of their actions and to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible.
The CCA project may include: The demolition of 10 historic buildings within the CCA Area of Primary Importance (API), preservation and renovation of the two Treadwell Estate Oakland Landmark buildings and the Broadway Wall and stairs, renovation of 63,727 square feet of open space, and development of up to 510 residential units in two buildings with up to ten stories and 95- foot height, 16,945 square feet of commercial space, 227 parking spaces, and 510 bicycle spaces.
The Draft EIR is a public information document that assesses the potential physical environmental impacts that could result from construction and use of the Project, recommends mitigation measures to lessen or eliminate adverse impacts, examines feasible alternatives to the Project, and is intended to inform City of Oakland decision makers, other responsible agencies, and the general public.
Members of the public will have 60 days to submit comments on the Draft EIR. Public comments will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on March 12, 2024. Comments can also be made publicly at the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board public hearing on Monday, February 5, 2024 at 6 p.m. and Planning Commission public hearing on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.. For information on how to submit public comments, see the Notice of Availability.