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Gateway Industrial District Newsletter #5 (July 2023)

Our July 2023 Newsletter highlights progress on district development, including relocation of West Oakland recyclers CWS and CASS, the planned operations of Shift.com and OMSS, as well as progress under the Truck Management Plan.

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Table of Contents:

  • Companies Currently Operating in the Gateway Industrial District
  • West Oakland Jobs Resource Center Update
  • Port Priority Use Update
  • District Development Updates:
    a. Prologis
    b. Custom Goods
    c. CWS
    d. CASS
    e. OMSS
  • Truck Management Plan (TMP) Implementation Update

Companies Currently Operating in the Gateway Industrial District:

West Oakland Jobs Resource Center Update

Providing Local Jobs

Looking for a job? The West Oakland Jobs Resources Center (WOJRC) provides a location for developers and operators to seek local job applicants. See the latest news report on KPIX highlighting WOJRC’s partnership with the Port of Oakland to place workers in emerging green jobs here. The Oakland Army Base Community Jobs Oversight Commission oversees compliance with the Army Base Construction and Operations Jobs Policies. The Operational Job Policy requirements apply to large employers. Currently, Good Eggs and Shift.com are subject to the requirements of the Operations Jobs Policy. The Oversight Commission meets every third Thursday of the month at 4 pm.


Port Priority Usage Map

Port Priority Use Area Update

The City is working with the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) to complete technical revisions to the BCDC Seaport Plan to place its 15-acre Port Priority Use Area on the City’s planned truck parking and truck services development on the Ancillary Maritime Service (AMS) Site.

BCDC’s Seaport Planning Advisory Committee met on July 25 (see agenda and materials) to discuss the new Draft Seaport Plan and accompanying requests to modify the Port Priority Use Area boundaries, including the technical revision submitted by the City of Oakland. BCDC staff will incorporate feedback received during this meeting into a revised Draft Seaport Plan, which will be circulated for public comment in advance of a Commission public hearing, tentatively slated for September 7, 2023. To receive updates and meeting notifications for this project, please email cory.mann@bcdc.ca.gov.

District Development Updates

GID Construction Site


Prologis and Custom Goods Update

Prologis previously completed construction of a 189,038 square foot warehouse logistics space at 2001 Maritime Street, and has recently completed the tenant improvements for its Tenant, Custom Goods, a US Customs and Border Protection Centralized Examination Station. Custom Goods recently started operations at the space following the completion of its Operations Air Quality (AQ) Plan. Click here to see the approved AQ Plan.

Air Quality

To address air quality, the City continues to work with the Port to implement the Truck Management Plan (TMP) and with the developers to implement individual diesel emissions reduction plans consisting of construction and operations plans. The air quality plans prepared for this program are available on the Air Quality section of the Gateway Industrial District project webpage.

Construction of the public improvements, including roads, utilities, bike paths, as well as the site construction of the Prologis private development sites for warehousing- and logistics-related and maritime-related development are now complete, and this phase of construction air quality monitoring is now closed. All past monitoring results can be accessed at this link.

California Waste Solutions (CWS) Lease and Disposition and Development Agreement Update

CWS and the City entered into a Lease and Disposition and Development Agreement (L/DDA) on July 21, 2021 for the relocation of CWS from 3300 Wood Street and 1619/1820 10th Street to 2308 Wake Avenue.

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CWS has obtained its solid waste permit and other regulatory permits, anticipates receipt of its building permits in 2023, and construction would start soon after that.

Proposed Relocation of CASS, Inc.

In support of the proposed relocation of CASS from its Peralta Street, Poplar Street and Union Street facilities in West Oakland to 101 Admiral Robert Toney Way in the Gateway Industrial District, the City and CASS continue to negotiate the terms of a Disposition and Development Agreement (DDA) and anticipate bringing the DDA to City Council for approval in 2023.

The CASS outreach consultant, Craig Communications, will implement the outreach plan for public engagement, entitled the CASS Community Engagement Plan (CEP) dated August 2022, which can be found here.

Consistent with the CEP, CASS and Craig Communications met with the West Oakland community on May 4 and May 6 to discuss CASS’ proposed relocation plans and to gather community input and ideas. Should you have any questions about the project, wish to schedule a briefing for your organization, or be added to the Craig Communication mailing list to receive project updates, please contact Gregory Townsend at (510) 570-6053 or greg@craig-communications.com. Additional information and project updates may also be found at https://www.customalloy.com/news

Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS)

OMSS, located at 10 Burma Road, has recently submitted its building permit applications to the City for its proposed new facility that includes truck parking, a truck servicing facility, fueling stations including alternative fuels, and a building housing business and personal service, retail sales for truck parts and a convenience store.

Truck Management Plan (TMP) Implementation Update

Heavy-Duty Truck Parking Rules: In April 2022, the City Council adopted legislation consistent with the implementation of the TMP to update truck parking regulations, which banned detached trailers citywide and designated West Oakland as an area that prohibits parking of all commercial vehicles except on designated streets. Shortly after, OakDOT installed new parking signage to implement these changes. By August of 2022, OakDOT’s Parking Enforcement Unit had finished the remaining work needed to implement the regulations, including training technicians, programming citation enforcement systems, and holding a community meeting. After receiving thousands of dollars in citations, several West Oakland businesses with trucking operations have worked with OakDOT to find ways to comply with the new regulations, including finding off-street parking and developing a permit program that would continue to discourage non-local truck traffic and parking while supporting local business needs. More information on the new truck parking regulations is available on the City’s website.

Improving Safety and Preventing Illegal Truck Parking: Two traffic fatalities occurred on Frontage Road between 2020 and 2022, both resulting from vehicles colliding with illegally parked trucks in the center median. To keep trucks out of the median, in April 2023, OakDOT installed 3-foot-high traffic posts inside the median along a three-quarter-mile stretch of the street.

Implementing the Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP) Grant with Community Partners

Transportation Equity Street Shot

In 2022, OakDOT received a $7.6 million Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP) grant from the California Air Resources Board to improve transportation access, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve public health in West Oakland.

Project partners were chosen based on their experience and strong roots in West Oakland, including the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation, Urban Biofilter, and The Crucible, Amongst other initiatives, the West Oakland STEP grant will help implement several of the Truck Management Plan strategies through the following efforts:

  • Updating existing truck route signage
  • Purchasing a license plate reader to support truck parking enforcement
  • Developing truck traffic calming recommendations that can be used where trucks encroach into residential areas

Work on the STEP grant will begin in late summer / early fall 2023. For more information, visit the West Oakland STEP grant webpage.

To stay up to date on all of OakDOT’s work on the Truck Management Plan, visit our Truck Management Plan page.


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Questions? E-mail Corey Alvin at CAlvin@oaklandca.gov

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Contact

Corey Alvin
Planner IV, Environmental Coordinator, Gateway Industrial District


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