Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (Downtown Plan)

The City of Oakland is preparing a specific plan for downtown Oakland to ensure continued growth and revitalization to benefit both downtown residents and the larger community. The plan will provide sound policy guidance on development, linking land use, transportation, economic development, housing, public spaces, cultural arts, and social equity.

In Process
Start date:
Sep 1, 2015


This is the sixth specific plan undertaken in Oakland in recent years, and the first ever for downtown. Creating a specific plan for this remaining area will help weave together the existing specific plans in the surrounding areas.

All specific plans involve significant participation from the public and other governmental agencies. Emerging themes include:

● Affordability & opportunity

Social and racial equity

Cultural heritage & arts

Preservation & urbanism

Inclusive public realm

Connectivity & mobility

The Draft Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP) and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) are available as of August 30, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan






Map of Project: Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (Downtown Plan)
Map of Project: Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (Downtown Plan)

Planning & Building Department

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Suite 3315
Oakland, CA 94612

Map of Project: Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (Downtown Plan)

Oakland City Hall

1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Council Chambers
Oakland, CA 94612


Draft Downtown Oakland Specific Plan/EIR Released
August 2019
Environmental Impact Report Conducted
Draft Plan Released
Winter 2018
Social Groups Development Plan Recommendation
Draft Plan Alternatives Considered
March 2016
Project Kickoff/Design Charrette
September-October 2015

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Phone: 510-238-3362

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