In 2011 the Montclair Village Association (MVA) launched a campaign to rebuild Montclair’s beloved Antioch Court to address pedestrian and transportation safety concerns. Currently, the Antioch Court streetscape is dilapidated and structurally-challenged. Increasing the safety and accessibility of Antioch Court will help make an expanded plaza of Montclair a public destination, showcase venue, and community event space to become a popular haven, featuring locally owned shops, art galleries, restaurants, cafes, and boutiques.
Councilmember Sheng Thao successfully advocated for $480,000 to be allocated to the capital improvement project during the 2019-2021 budget process.
“Revitalizing Antioch Court will create accessibility for all Oaklanders, creating a space where we can build community and celebrate culture and art. The space will also be an asset for our young people throughout the City of Oakland.”
- Councilmember Sheng Thao
The Montclair Village Association has raised $619,000 of the $750,000 needed to fund a new Village Plaza. The Montclair Village Association is reaching out to the public to help close the gap. To learn more and to donate to the project click HERE. You may also view the campaign video at the link below.
As of 7/19/22, the project is approximately 75% complete and the status on various items are as follows:
- The plaza is finished
- Concrete sidewalks are 75% complete
- All catch basins have been installed
- Luminaires are expected be delivered/installed by August
- Bollards are expected to be installed by August as well
- Final street paving is expected to be completed in September